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Encephalitis

Question for Department of Health

UIN 69010, tabled on 23 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps the Government has taken to improve diagnosis of encephalitis.

Answered on

30 March 2017

The Department has not made a recent assessment of the diagnosis of encephalitis or the level of National Health Service support available to people who have been diagnosed with encephalitis.

The new Emergency Care Data Set will be introduced from October 2017, and will improve the recording of the diagnosis of encephalitis in English accident and emergency departments, and allow a greater understanding of the current scope and scale of the problem.