Dementia

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th March 2022.

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Photo of Lord Goodlad Lord Goodlad Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the NHS will spend on research into the (1) causes, and (2) treatment, of dementia in each of the next five years.

Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government will invest at least £375 million in neurodegenerative disease research over the next five years to fund projects into a range of diseases, including the causes of and treatments for dementia. The National Institute for Health Research and UK Research and Innovation rely on researchers submitting high-quality applications to access funding. Therefore, details of allocations and timescales are not currently available. All applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality.

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