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Analysis tool to help dementia care

20 January 2015

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GPs can now receive help in caring for dementia patients from the and intelligence tool developed by a commissioning support unit.

Developed by North of England Commissioning Support, reporting analysis and intelligence delivering results (RAIDR), now contains a dementia screen on the primary care dashboard which will allow clinicians to easily view the number of dementia patients they have, and the treatments they are on.

The new dashboard was developed following user feedback and aims to assist GPS to meet the Government’s dementia diagnosis targets.

GPs have been set to diagnose two thirds of the total people estimated to have dementia by the end of March 2015.

Ian Davison, business information services director said: “We are constantly working with our users to improve and develop RAIDR and adding this new functionally to support GPs with their dementia diagnosis is a great example of this work. Having relevant, up to date information on various conditions available at the click of a button is proving very valuable to our users.”

“The NHS, like many organisations, is data-rich and intelligence-poor and our focus is on dealing with that. The system has replaced the previous ‘highly manually intensive’ process of analysts producing individual reports by allowing users to self-search and access relevant information.”