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S5W-08643: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 4 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06583 by Maureen Watt on 6 February 2017, whether the updated national dementia strategy has been published and, if not, (a) what the reason is for the delay and (b) by what date it will be published.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 27 April 2017

The Scottish Government now plans to publish the 2017-2020 National Dementia Strategy in June.

We have taken some additional time to ensure that all aspects of the strategy and its commitments are designed to provide maximum national support to local dementia service delivery, re-design and improvement; and to ensure that stakeholders are content with the overall strategy and its commitments.