Dementia: Health Education

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 16 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, whether (a) his Department plans to introduce a cross-government approach to dementia risk reduction and (b) dementia risk reduction will be covered by the new cross-government ministerial board on prevention.

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

We will set out our future plans on dementia for England in due course. Officials have engaged with a range of stakeholders, including members of the Dementia Programme Board and other Government departments. The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities is contributing to the development of the strategy which will include a focus on prevention and risk reduction.

The new Health Promotion Taskforce has been established to support prevention and improve the nation’s health. The Taskforce will focus on where the evidence shows there is the greatest impact on health and where the biggest opportunities lie for cross-Government action.

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