Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long-Term Plan, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) patients with dementia and (b) family carers of patients with dementia.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, the National Implementation Framework, to be published in the spring, will provide further information on how the Long Term Plan will be implemented. Additional details, based on local health system five year plans, will be brought together in a detailed national implementation plan in the autumn.

We will continue to work closely with key partners and stakeholders, including the Alzheimer’s Society and other voluntary sector partners, as we support the NHS in England to deliver the commitments set out in the Long Term Plan.

In addition, we remain committed to delivering the Challenge on Dementia 2020 in full to make England the best country in the world for dementia care by 2020. The March 2016 implementation plan details how the commitments in the Challenge, across four core themes of risk reduction, health and care, awareness and social action, and research will be met.

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