Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he is putting in place to (a) support people with Tourette’s syndrome and to (a) tackle the stigma associated with that condition.

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

The Department is committed to supporting people with neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, including Tourette’s syndrome, to live healthy and independent lives, and to tackle the stigma associated with such conditions. We have established a Neurodiversity Unit to consider what additional actions can be taken to support those with neurodevelopmental conditions to ensure that their needs are met.

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