New dementia clinical guidance launched

By 7th March 2018Healthier People

The Yorkshire and Humber Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health Clinical Network have this week launched version 2.0 of the Neuro-imaging Guidance in Dementia Assessment 2018.

The guidance addresses the questions of when neuro-imaging should be undertake and which scan should be requested.

It also addresses the benefits of scanning and discusses which patients a scan may not be appropriate for. It also emphasises the importance of providing appropriate information on request forms to obtain the best reports and provides a worked example. As well as information of the costs associated with different scans.

The guidance has been formatted as an interactive PDF which you can find along with the resources embedded here.

The guidance is aimed at both providers and commissioners and it is hoped both will find it useful when considering local approaches to scanning.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Georgie on [email protected]

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