Skip to main content

Alzheimer's Disease

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the last ten years in (a) England and (b) the East Midlands. (96956)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that clinicians continue to be able to exercise flexibility in prescribing drugs for people with Alzheimer’s disease following the guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. (97248)

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has not yet published its final revised guidance to the national health service on drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pieces of correspondence her Department has received about the availability of drugs for Alzheimer's disease on the NHS since March 2005 from (a) hon. Members, (b) peers and (c) members of the public. (92276)

Due to the way we record correspondence, we can only provide information going back as far as March 2005 at disproportionate cost. However, we can provide information on correspondence received since August 2005.

Since August 2005, we have received the following amount of correspondence about the availability of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease on the national health service:

1,425 letters from hon. Members;

two letters from peers; and

383 pieces of correspondence from members of the public.