NCPC response to Dementia Atlas

Date: 
16 August 2016
The NCPC has welcomed the Government's Dementia Atlas, but warns that it raises concerns.

The Department of Health has launched its Dementia Altas, which shows disparities in dementia care across England, and flagged its support for the Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friends programme. One of the five catagories of care measured by the Atlas is Dying Well, which has been welcomed by the National Council for Palliative Care. 

NCPC CEO Claire Henry said "We are pleased that the Government sees Dying Well as a key measure of how we support and care for those with dementia.  But this atlas also shows that people aren't making their end of life care wishes clear while they can, as it has to assume that people want to die in their usual place of residence. It also shows that there is a need for better data in order to improve end of life care for us all.” 

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