Dementia: Research

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on prioritising best practice in dementia care in the allocation of dementia research funding.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Under the current Challenge on Dementia 2020 strategy, the Government’s commitment to spending £300 million on dementia research between 2015 and 2020 was met a year early, with £341 million spent by March 2019 via the Departments of Health and Social Care and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This included a £15 million research initiative announced in January 2019 on dementia prevention, care and technology, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Funding Council and National Institute for Health Research.

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