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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 134049, tabled on 3 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on its work on the Government’s new national dementia strategy; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

10 March 2022

We will set out our plans on dementia for England later this year. The strategy will focus on the specific health and care needs of people living with dementia and their carers, including dementia diagnosis, risk reduction and prevention and research. We established task and finish groups in October 2021 to develop the strategy with stakeholders. We are reviewing the outcomes of these groups to develop into proposals with people living with dementia and their carers.

Information on the budget allocated to the strategy is not held in the format requested. Work on the dementia strategy involves budgets across multiple teams within the Department, including those focused on dementia policy, research and prevention. We are also considering the funding implications of the strategy as part of current business planning for the next financial year.