Table 1

Summary of telephone interviews with hospital staff and GPs

NumberRecruited fromRole of participants
Hospital staff23Hospitals in East of England 12Dementia specialist nurses 12
Non-dementia nurses 3
Consultants 6
(geriatricians 5, gastroenterologist 1)
Commissioner 1
Dementia case-finding coordinator (non-clinical) 1
GPs17GP practices 15GP partners 15*
Salaried GPs 1
Locum GP 1
  • *Five of the 15 GP partners also held clinical lead roles, for example, practice lead for teaching and Clinical Commissioning Group leads for mental health, older people, care homes and end-of-life care.

  • GP, general practitioner.