Primary Care Trusts in East Riding of Yorkshire and Richmond have failed to meet the Government's targets for providing services for memory-related conditions. A national strategy set up in April 2011 said all PCTs in England must set up memory assessment services. 7% of trusts have so far failed.
A study out today reveals Barnsley primary care trust spends more on services for people with Dementia than anywhere else in the country. It spends £802 per person with the lowest spenders, Nottinghamshire, just £38.
Some trusts, inlcuding the East Riding of Yorkshire and Richmond in North Yorkshire have been criticised for not providing the necessary services.