“Thank you for your email as an Alzheimer’s Society campaigner. I was unable to attend the Conservative Party Conference this year and therefore the Alzheimer’s Society’s stand. I made the decision not to attend the Conservative Party Conference to give support to thousands of constituents in Rye and the surrounding villages who did not have running water as a result of a leak.
I share your desire for the Major Conditions Strategy to bring forward an ambitious and deliverable plan for dementia with appropriate funding. I appreciate that dementia is one the leading causes of death in the UK. The strategy is still in development but I understand it will set out a strong and coherent policy agenda that sets out a shift to integrated, whole-person care. Interventions set out in the strategy will aim to alleviate pressure on the health system, as well as support the Government’s objective to increase healthy life expectancy and reduce ill-health related labour market inactivity. Dementia is one of the six major conditions included in the strategy.
On 17 May the Government launched its call for evidence for the Major Conditions Strategy which ran until 27 June. The Government is analysing responses and will respond in due course.
I will make sure to follow this matter closely and suppourt the Government in the Commons where I can.
Sally-Ann Hart MP.”