Obesity: Diabetes

Department of Health written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the proposed NHS England National Obesity Plan will include specific measures relating to diabetes.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what organisations will be responsible for the implementation of the nationwide obesity plan, announced by NHS England in December 2014.

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

A new National Diabetes Prevention Programme was announced in the NHS Five Year Forward View, published by NHS England in October 2014. It will be overseen by the new Prevention Programme Board which will include representation from Public Health England, NHS England, Diabetes UK and other partners.The membership of the Board is currently being finalised.

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