Major Conditions Strategy

In January 2023 the UK government announced its plan to publish a Major Conditions Strategy.  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.

In May 2023, the government launched a call for evidence to inform the Strategy. The call for evidence sought views on how best to prevent, diagnose treat and manage six major groups of conditions, specifically: cancers; cardiovascular diseases, including stroke and diabetes; chronic respiratory diseases; dementia; mental ill health and; musculoskeletal disorders.

Below we set out Alzheimer’s Research UK’s response to the call for evidence. There were four specific questions of relevance. Any questions about the response should be emailed to


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