30495 - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Answered)

Mr George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy in each of the last five years; and how many such people were (a) women and (b) men aged (i) under 18, (ii) between 18 and 45, (iii) between 45 and 65 and (iv) over 65.

George Freeman

NHS England does not collect this data centrally. Progressive supranuclear palsy is uncommon and is rare below the age of 60. It can be diagnosed by any neurologist and requires no special tests. The diagnosis is purely clinical.