||<p>The Challenge on Dementia 2020 sets out the ambition for two thirds of people with
dementia to receive a formal diagnosis. This has been achieved and exceeded nationally.
Our focus now is on reducing the variation in local diagnosis rates and NHS England
has published guidance and put programmes in place to further improve the quality
and timeliness of diagnosis across the country.</p><p>For example, the ‘Implementation
guide and resource pack for dementia care’ published in July 2017 sets out key recommendations
on how services should be configured to provide good-quality diagnosis and post-diagnostic
care for people with dementia and their carers. It includes key roles and activity
in primary care and memory assessment services to facilitate an accurate and timely
diagnosis of dementia, while ensuring access to appropriate support following diagnosis.
The resource pack is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/dementia/implementation-guide-and-resource-pack-for-dementia-care/"