Huntington's Disease

Department of Health written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of treatment provision for people diagnosed with Huntington's disease.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England aims to put personalised care planning at the centre of building care specific to each and every person's needs and goals. This includes the adoption of best practice in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance and quality standards.

Patients with Huntington's disease have access to a range of services including the services of their general practitioner, associated health professionals, neurology services, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, local mental health services for sufferers and their families, palliative care where appropriate and online resources, including factsheets.

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