Policy paper

UK strategy for rare diseases: 2019 update to the implementation plan for England

A summary of the strategy's progress and actions for the government and partner organisations over the next year.



The UK strategy for rare diseases: implementation plan for England was published in January 2018.

This update on the strategy’s progress covers 5 main areas:

  • empowering those affected by rare diseases
  • identifying and preventing rare diseases
  • diagnosis and early intervention
  • coordination of care
  • the role of research

It also sets out the actions that DHSC and partner organisations will take over the next year to implement the commitments of the strategy.

Published 27 February 2019