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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-03037: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the BBC Scotland investigation, which suggests that thousands of dementia patients are missing out on the support that they should be receiving from the NHS.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 29 September 2016

The Scottish Government is working with partners to support delivery of the national dementia post-diagnostic service offer, which is underpinned by a national target that everyone diagnosed from 1 March 2015 is offered the service.

National post-diagnostic performance data, subject to a nationally comparative validation process, will be published for the first time in December and will show how many people have been offered the service between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015