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HEAT Target

Current Status

The number of people on the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) dementia register and other equivalent sources was 41,947 in 2012/13, compared to 41,525 in 2011/12.

HEAT Standard

Maintain the proportion of people with a diagnosis of dementia on the Quality and Outcomes Framework ( QOF) dementia register and other equivalent sources.

Dementia

Why is this HEAT standard important?

The standard supports a commitment to achieve improvements in the early diagnosis and management of people with dementia. This is supported by physical and mental health reviews every 15 months along with an assessment of carers needs which includes an appraisal of the impact of caring on the care giver.

How are we performing?

The performance measure used for this standard is the number of people with a diagnosis of dementia on the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) dementia register and other equivalent sources. The number of people on this register increased from 41,525 in 2011/12 to 41,947 in 2012/13, an increase of 1.0 per cent.

As the number of older people is projected to increase over time, so too are the number of people with dementia. To ensure that the proportion of people likely to have dementia who are on the QOF is maintained, plans are underway to amend this standard from maintaining the number of people with a diagnosis of dementia on the QOF to maintaining a percentage of people likely to have dementia. Results under this amended measure will be presented once published by ISD Scotland.

The graph below shows the number of people diagnosed with Dementia since 2006/07.

Dementia Diagnoses

Note: Dementia figures used for the HEAT standard include data from sources other than QOF for a small number of practices that do not take part in QOF. They can also include data from a small number of practices that do not have signed off QOF data, as these non-signed off data still contribute towards the target. As a result these figures will differ for some NHS Board areas from the main QOF prevalence data published elsewhere.

The table below shows dementia diagnoses by NHS Board in 2012/13.

Dementia diagnoses registered on QOF (and other equivalent sources) by NHS Board, 2012/13

NHS Board Dementia diagnoses 2012/13
NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN 3,220
NHS BORDERS 943
NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY 1,484
NHS FIFE 2,692
NHS FORTH VALLEY 2,207
NHS GRAMPIAN 4,304
NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE 9,002
NHS HIGHLAND 2,648
NHS LANARKSHIRE 4,343
NHS LOTHIAN 6,564
NHS ORKNEY 144
NHS SHETLAND 173
NHS TAYSIDE 3,956
NHS WESTERN ISLES 267
NHSSCOTLAND 41,947

 

Further Information

Quality & Outcomes Framework statistics

Mental Health summary statistics

Related National Outcomes