Diabetes: Health Services

Health written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Peter Soulsby Peter Soulsby Labour, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many people with diabetes have been referred to a dietician for specialist dietary advice in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) primary care trust area;

(2) how many people with diabetes have seen a dietician for specialist dietary advice, broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) primary care trust area, in each of the last five years.;

(3) what the average waiting time was for a person with diabetes in each primary care trust area to see a dietician for specialist dietary advice in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The information requested is not held centrally. It is for primary care trusts in partnership with local stakeholders, including practice based commissioners, local government and the public to assess the needs of their local population and to commission services accordingly. This process provides the means for addressing local needs within the health community including the provision of services provided by dieticians.

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