Dementia support: research into the experience of patients in County DurhamDownload (PDF 1.01MB)
Summary of report contentIn January 2019, Healthwatch County Durham spoke to 50 people about referrals to dementia support services via an online survey and engagement activities. Whilst they found that the majority of patients and carers were happy with the support and services they accessed, not everyone felt supported by their GP. Sometimes the referrals to other services took a long time, and some patients had to find support services themselves rather than be signposted by a healthcare professional. The speed of diagnosis and the ability to access support quickly makes a great difference to patients and families.
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Dementia support: research into the experience of patients in County Durham
Healthwatch County Durham
Date of publication
Thursday, 31 January, 2019
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Quality of care
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