Dementia: Health Education

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th November 2021.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) what role the Office for Health Promotion will have in dementia risk reduction and (b) which Directorate will be responsible for delivery of that initiative.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) is a key stakeholder in the development of the new dementia strategy, which will include a focus on prevention and risk reduction. The OHID’s Early Years, Children and Families Directorate is co-ordinating and delivering work relating to dementia risk reduction. This includes producing the Productive Healthy Ageing profile, which contains data for local areas on the risk factors for dementia and working with voluntary sector partners to raise awareness of dementia risk reduction messages. The OHID’s Prevention Services Directorate has responsibility for national oversight of the NHS Health Check programme, which aims to prevent some forms of dementia.

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