The National Dementia Strategy for England (NDSE), the first of its kind in England, came to end in April this year.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia felt that this provided a good opportunity to revisit a previous parliamentary inquiry, ‘A Misspent Opportunity? An inquiry into the National Dementia Strategy’. That inquiry in 2010 made a number of recommendations as to how the NDSE should be taken forward.
Five years on the Officers of the APPG set out to assess the progress made since 2010, identify changes in the health and social care landscape, and outline priorities for any future strategy. This document sets out their findings.