In August, we wrote to commissioners of adult mental health services and services for those with young onset dementia. We have now received responses to those letters.
One notable comment from Bucks CCG on young onset dementia:
We were particularly interested in queries around what information there is for children about young onset dementia (e.g. books about a parent rather than an elderly relative living with dementia)… We will discuss information that’s specifically aimed to support children in our dementia strategy group.
In their response on adult mental health services, Bucks CCG highlighted the role of primary care networks. Once established PCNs should help to raise awareness of locally available mental health support:
The ambition of the Long Term Plan is to co-locate mental health services in the newly developed primary care networks (PCN) to ensure that people are able to access care closer to home. The CCG will continue to work with its partners, developing PCNs that are able to deliver a wide range of services that are reflective of the needs of their individual patient population.