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Parkinson's Disease: Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 119625, tabled on 7 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure Parkinson’s research is fully funded in the UK.

Answered on

14 February 2022

The government has committed to invest at least £375 million in neurodegenerative disease research over the next five years to fund projects into a range of diseases, including Parkinson’s disease. The Government will provide this funding through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The NIHR and UKRI welcome funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including Parkinson’s disease. All 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.