Diabetes: Staffordshire

Health written question – answered on 18th June 2014.

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Photo of Aidan Burley Aidan Burley Conservative, Cannock Chase

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children began treatment for Type 1 diabetes in (a) Cannock Chase constituency and (b) Staffordshire in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information is not available in the format requested.

Information on the number of children aged up to 18 years, registered in primary and secondary care, that were newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 in the former (a) North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT), (b) South Staffordshire PCT and (c) Stoke-on-Trent PCT, is shown in the following table.

  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
North Staffordshire PCT * 10 25
South Staffordshire PCT 23 23 24
Stoke on Trent PCT 15 9 24
Notes: 1. Participation in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA), which audits diabetes registrations in primary and secondary care, is not mandatory. The NDA does not have 100% coverage or participation and therefore cannot accurately provide the information requested. 2. The Royal College of paediatrics and Child Health are the authoritative source for all paediatric diabetes audit data. 3. 2012-13 data have not yet been published. The NDA currently only holds data for 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. 4. Information is not available by constituency. 5. The NDA provides data on the number of children aged up to 18 years that were newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which is synonymous to the number of children who began treatment. 6. To protect patient confidentiality, figures between one and five inclusive have been replaced with *. Source: The Health and Social Care Information Centre—National Diabetes Audit

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