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Results 1–20 of 200 for retinopathy screening

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Visual Impairment (16 Jan 2019)

Steve Brine: ...is key and free National Health Service sight tests are available to all children, those aged 60 and over, individuals on low incomes or at increased risk of certain eye diseases. Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes which can lead to sight loss. The diabetic retinopathy screening programme offered screening to over three million eligible people during 2016/17. ...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Visual Impairment (9 Jan 2019)

Steve Brine: ...can be done to ensure patients do not suffer unnecessary delays in follow-up care for ophthalmology. Action is also being taken to reduce sight loss caused by medical conditions. On diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes which can lead to sight loss, a diabetic retinopathy screening programme led by Public Health England offered screening to 2.4 million eligible people...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Visual Impairment (15 Jan 2018)

Steve Brine: ..., both key long terms risk factors for vision loss, the Government has well established programmes. Action is also being taken to reduce sight loss caused by medical conditions. On diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes which can lead to sight loss, a diabetic retinopathy screening programme led by Public Health England offered screening to 2.4 million eligible people in...

Scottish Parliament: National Eye Health Week 2017 (Diabetic Retinopathy) (21 Sep 2017)

Linda Fabiani: The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-07369, in the name of Stuart McMillan, on national eye health week 2017 and the threat to vision posed by diabetic retinopathy. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion debated, That the Parliament congratulates Diabetes Scotland and RNIB Scotland on their campaign to mark National Eye Health...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Diabetes (7 Dec 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: ...or high risk. This is outlined in the NICE Guideline on Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management which can be found at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng19 The national diabetic retinopathy screening programme provides an opportunity for all people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to have an annual eye check.

Scottish Parliament: Diabetes (Monitoring) (17 Nov 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...plan. That monitoring ensures that we continue to increase the number of people who have regular checks, including checks on blood sugar levels and weight, checks for foot ulceration, and diabetic retinopathy screening.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eyesight: Diseases (8 Dec 2015)

Alistair Burt: ...sugar levels as close to normal as possible and ensure that other associated risk factors such as high blood pressure is treated to minimise the risk of eye complications. There is also a diabetic retinopathy screening programme which is available annually to all people with diabetes aged 12 and over. Advanced diabetic retinopathy and macular disease may be treated with laser treatment or...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Diabetes (24 Nov 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...part of NHS Health Checks involves assessing a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and, for those at risk a diagnostic test is carried out for confirmation of diabetes. The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme aims to reduce the risk of sight loss among people with diabetes through early detection and timely treatment, if needed, of diabetic retinopathy. The Healthy Child Programme...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Procurement (20 Mar 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...sequencing technologies which were assessed as having the potential to help deliver the Prime Minister’s 100,000 Genome Project. Potential uses are in the areas of diagnostics related to genome screening, clinical research, gene-discovery and wider use of stratified medicine. The technologies are hoped to provide more accurate variant calling and annotation pipelines, new ways of...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 Jan 2015)

Liz McInnes: ...day by day, all for the want of an appropriate, decent response to his problems from that privatised service. Other constituents have been to see me to complain about the withdrawal of the diabetic retinopathy screening service from Heywood. This has resulted in diabetics living in Heywood being asked to travel to Rochdale for an essential screening test. The test leaves them with impaired...

Scottish Parliament: World Diabetes Day 2014 (12 Nov 2014)

Chic Brodie: ...of potentially serious complications, increasing the availability of intensive insulin treatment for people with type 1 diabetes, as Aileen McLeod mentioned, and creating a stronger emphasis on screening and prevention of diabetes. I again congratulate David Stewart and Nanette Milne on their unstinting efforts in pursuit of promoting the need for doctors to use the tools that are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: October Monitoring Round/Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Services:  Outcome (14 Oct 2014)

Jim Wells: ....  The intranasal flu vaccine has helped Northern Ireland to achieve a higher than average uptake of flu vaccine for children, and those programmes will be able to continue. Developments in core screening services will include the appointment of additional staff to meet increased demand in diabetic retinopathy; extension of the age for bowel cancer screening from 71 to 74 years; testing...

Written Answers — Health: Diabetes (10 Feb 2014)

Jane Ellison: The following table indicates the number of persons diagnosed with referable diabetic retinopathy from when records began in 2007. This does not include persons diagnosed with referable diabetic retinopathy outside the national screening programme. Number of referable diabetic retinopathy outcomes by the NHS National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in England, 2007-08 to 2011-12  ...

Scottish Parliament: Melbourne Declaration on Diabetes (30 Jan 2014)

Malcolm Chisholm: ...the work of Diabetes UK Scotland, for example, which takes roadshows to local communities. More focus is needed on early diagnosis, as Dave Stewart emphasised with regard to effective targeted screening programmes. Perhaps the minister will say something about that—I am not sure where we are at with screening, but it is clearly necessary given that so many cases remain undiagnosed. There...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Ophthalmology (7 Nov 2013)

Earl Howe: ...for children, older people and those at risk of eye disease remains central to our plans; with 12.3 million NHS sight tests provided in England in 2012-13. A comprehensive programme of diabetic retinopathy screening in England has ensured that in the 12 months up to March 2013, 99% of people with diabetes were offered screening. The NHS continues to provide a range of successful treatment...

Health: Diabetes — Question (3 Jul 2013)

Lord Harrison: My Lords, given the decline in the regular and important annual check-up for diabetics, does the Minister acknowledge that the retinopathy screening for diabetics introduced by the previous Government is being undermined and underresourced? On cataract operations, will the Minister explain why, among our European Union colleagues, we are the most demanding regarding the threshold required to...

Written Answers — Health: Visual Impairment (17 Jun 2013)

Daniel Poulter: ...for children, older people and those at risk of eye disease remains central to our plans; with 12.3 million NHS sight tests provided in England in 2011-12. A comprehensive programme of diabetic retinopathy screening in England has ensured that in the 12 months up to March 2013, 99% of people with diabetes were offered screening. The NHS continues to provide a range of successful treatment...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Ophthalmology (13 Jun 2013)

Lord Harrison: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have received retinopathy screening in each year since it was introduced; and how many of those who had that screening were referred on for further testing.

NHS: Diabetic Services — Motion to Take Note (29 Nov 2012)

Lord Kakkar: ...for patients with diabetes can have a profound impact on improving their clinical outcomes. These include, for instance, annual examination of the eyes to determine whether patients are developing retinopathy; annual, or more frequent if necessary, examination of the feet to guard against diabetic foot complications; regular measurement of the blood sugar, particularly glycosylated...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Diabetes Strategy (12 Nov 2012)

Edwin Poots: ...been provided to recruit more than 70 additional staff from a range of disciplines to provide services for people with diabetes; £0·8 million was invested in the development of a comprehensive screening programme for diabetic retinopathy for all people with diabetes over the age of 12; £0·8 million was invested to tackle obesity, and £0·85 million has been directed towards promoting...


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