Amputees: Limb Fitting - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 2nd May 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 11:06 am, 2nd May 2019

My Lords, I have two questions for the Minister. First, many people face an amputation as a result of diabetes. What progress is the national prevention programme making in reducing the number of amputations? Secondly, the Minister will know that NHS England organised a patient survey last year. It reported that one of the biggest issues for people was getting a comfortable and timely socket fit. People expressed frustration that it was not always a get it right first time situation. That is vital, so my second question is about quality control as well as collecting data.