Health written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Conservative, Bromley and Chislehurst

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her letter of 28 November 2006 to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst, on the strategy of supply of animal insulin, whether the provision of the option of animal insulin to patients only if considered appropriate by the health care professionals is in accordance with the Doctor-Patient Partnership outlined by the General Medical Council's new good medical practice guidelines which came into force on 13 November 2006.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

All decisions about appropriate treatment regimes for people with diabetes should be made between the individual concerned and their health care professional. The choice of insulin is the result of their joint decision-making process.

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