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 Lord Patel Lord Patel Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) 11:06 am, 2nd May 2019

My Lords, following on from the question asked by the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, about the relationship between amputations and type 1 diabetes, the worrying aspect is the great variation in amputation rates across England. Does the Minister agree that areas that have high rates of amputation should be asked to look at how they can follow the guidelines issued by NICE to reduce the rates?