Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 for each patient they diagnose with dementia, NHS bosses say.
NHS England said the aim of the six-month £5m scheme was to increase the number of sufferers who receive treatment for the condition, which causes a decline in brain function.
It is estimated up to 90,000 patients are living with undiagnosed dementia.
But the Patients Association called it “a step too far” that would mean a “bounty on the head” of some patients.
Fewer than half of the 800,000 people in the UK who are estimated to have dementia have been formally diagnosed.
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