Dementia 2020 Challenge - 2018 Review

Closed 2 May 2018

Opened 20 Mar 2018


In 2015, we launched the Dementia 2020 Challenge. The Challenge aimed to make England, by 2020, the best country in the world for dementia care, support, research and awareness. The subsequent 2016 Implementation Plan set out a series of commitments and objectives for a range of organisations.  Read more about the Challenge.

Since then, significant progress has been made. The Dementia Diagnosis Rate is above the Challenge’s target of 66.7%. There are more than 2.2 million Dementia Friends and 234 Dementia Friendly Communities in England and Wales, and over 875,000 NHS staff have attended dementia awareness raising sessions.

Why We Are Consulting

In the Dementia 2020 Challenge: Implementation Plan, we committed to conduct a Review during 2018  to “assess whether we have achieved the actions included in the plan. It will also look ahead to the actions up to 2020 and develop more detailed delivery plans for them.” We are beginning the Review by asking for your views on what has been achieved so far and assess whether the Challenge commitments are expected to be fulfilled by 2020.The results of this stocktake will inform what we do next and establish what additional actions can be taken to ensure commitments are met by 2020 as planned. 

As well as reviewing the progress of the Challenge so far, we would also like to hear what you think needs to happen beyond 2020. We will consider views on what should happen beyond 2020 later in the Review process. 

We are inviting you to collaborate with members, service users and other stakeholders as you see fit to contribute to this vital piece of work.

Please follow the instructions to submit your responses to the stocktake online. We are asking for your responses to be broken into themes.You can read more about the themes, and the key commitments, in ‘Chapter 5: Delivery Priorities by Theme’ of the Implementation Plan,. Please complete the following questions in relation to the named theme only.

You will have the opportunity to respond to questions relating to the other themes in the following pages. Only respond to the questions for the themes that are relevant to you/your organisation - you do not have to respond to the questions under each theme.

The deadline for responses is 2 May 2018.

If you have any queries, please email When we have received all the evidence, we will collate and review the information and produce a report, which we will publish in due course.



  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Civil society
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of Public Health
  • Doctors
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Medical practitioners
  • NHS staff
  • Providers of NHS clinical services
  • Foundation Trusts
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS quality improvement leads
  • NHS patient experience leads
  • NHS patient safety leads
  • patient groups and patient advocates
  • Local authority
  • Social care provider
  • Directors of Adult Social Care Services
  • Members of the public
  • Patients
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users


  • Dementia