Dementia diagnosis: GP explains payments system
Family doctors in England are to be paid £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.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Dr Brian Hope explained that incentive payments of this kind are not uncommon.
22 Oct 2014
- From the section Health