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GPs to get £55 for each dementia diagnosis

Family doctors in England are to receive £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia, NHS England has said.

NHS chiefs said the aim was to increase the number of sufferers who receive treatment for the condition, which causes a decline in brain function.

But the Patients Association called it "a step too far" that would mean a "bounty on the head" of some patients.

Sophie Hutchinson reports.

  • 22 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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