Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of diagnoses of Charles Bonnet syndrome since 2010.

Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of misdiagnosis of Charles Bonnet syndrome since 2010.

Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with Charles Bonnet syndrome in (a) each region of the UK and (b) England.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The NHS Choices website provides comprehensive information on a range of conditions, including Charles Bonnet syndrome. This can be found at:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/charles-bonnet-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx

The Department does not hold information on the number of people diagnosed with Charles Bonnet syndrome, nor has any such assessment been made of trends in the number of diagnoses of Charles Bonnet syndrome in recent years.

No estimate has been made by the Department of the number of misdiagnoses of Charles Bonnet syndrome or of associated costs to the National Health Service of misdiagnosis.

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