Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th November 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 119869 on Charles Bonnet Syndrome, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people diagnosed with that syndrome in the last year; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people living with that syndrome receive adequate levels of treatment and support.

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

No estimate has been made by the Department of the number of people diagnosed with Charles Bonnet Syndrome in the last year, it is not part of the Department’s role to directly raise awareness of any individual diseases with National Health Service clinicians.

The NHS website provides information on a number of diseases including Charles Bonnet Syndrome. This can be found at the following link:

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

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