Dyslexia: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25 October 2022.

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Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Independent, Tamworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions she has had with the Department of Education on the potential merits of providing NHS support available to people with dyslexia; and whether she plans to bring forward proposal to help more adults get tested for dyslexia.

Photo of Dr Caroline Johnson Dr Caroline Johnson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Ministers regularly discuss a range of issues with Cabinet colleagues. There are no plans to take forward proposals to increase dyslexia testing for adults.

The ‘SEND review: right support, right place, right time’ green paper was published on 29 March 2022 for consultation. It includes proposals to improve earlier intervention for children and young people with special educational needs and disability.

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