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Dementia: Clinical Trials

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 49695, tabled on 8 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) BEIS, (b) NIHR and (c) the MHRA about the UK’s ability to host large multi-site clinical trials for dementia.

Answered on

23 September 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care is working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the National Institute for Health and Care Research to support the delivery of the Dame Barbara Windsor Dementia Mission, led by the Office for Life Sciences. The Mission will accelerate the development of novel ‘precision’ treatments in neurodegeneration and increase the number of clinical trials, including large multi-site clinical trials. The Office for Life Sciences has had held initial discussions with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on the Mission.

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