Dementia: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd November 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include people with dementia on the clinically vulnerable list.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Keeping people safe throughout this period, especially society’s most vulnerable, is the Government’s top priority.

Dementia has not been added to the list of health conditions defined as clinically vulnerable, due to the varied presentation and severity of the condition. However, people with dementia may fall within the category of ‘vulnerable’ by, for example, meeting the criteria on age or the other defined health conditions.

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