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Dementia: Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 51024, tabled on 17 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to increase funding to support dementia research.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

12 October 2021

We are currently working on ways to significantly increase further research on dementia at all stages including medical and care interventions. The Department funds research on health and social care through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The usual practice of NIHR is not to ring-fence funds for expenditure on particular topics. The NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health including dementia. These applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality.

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