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Three in four GPs say controversial Dementia Identification Scheme did not benefit patients

NHS England says that early diagnosis allows dementia patients and their carers to ‘plan their lives better, to provide timely treatment as appropriate, to enable timely access to other forms of support, and to enhance their quality of life’.

But of 427 GPs who took part in the poll, just 15% said the Dementia Identification Scheme DES - which ran from October 2014 to March 2015 - was helpful to patients.

Read more on the GPOnline website.