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Dementia: Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 45141, tabled on 8 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage diverse participation in dementia research.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

15 September 2021

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Scotland and Alzheimer’s Research UK, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) delivers Join Dementia Research (JDR), an online platform recruiting people into dementia research studies, which is open to all who wish to participate. Through the Innovations in Clinical Trial Design and Delivery for the Under-served programme, the NIHR is actively seeking to improve participation in research by providing resources and examples of good practice to support researchers seeking to engage with and include under-served groups.

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