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Tourette's Syndrome: Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 169895, tabled on 16 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding for support and research into Tourette's Syndrome.

Answered on

23 March 2021

The Department, through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has funded or supported various studies into Tourette’s syndrome. Since 2018, £2.1 million has been invested into research on Tourette’s syndrome through the NIHR’s Research Programmes. This includes a study on deep brain stimulation in people with Tourette’s syndrome and a digital behavioural intervention for tics in children and adolescents.

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