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Department of Health written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2015 to Question 221072, if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number and proportion of patients who have (a) diabetes, (b) anxiety disorder, (c) depression, (d) schizophrenia and (e) personality disorders and are not being treated.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

We do collect data centrally on each of these conditions. The Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) reports the numbers of patients in England with a recorded diagnosis of diabetes aged over 17 years old. This is published on an annual basis in October. The QOF 2013/14 results are available at:

http://qof.hscic.gov.uk/index.asp

Also, the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) covers the proportion of patients getting the eight National Institute for Health and Care Excellence care processes for diabetes. More detail about the NDA is available at:

http://www.hscic.gov.uk/nda

The Government commissions the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey as the basis of statistics on prevalence of both treated and untreated mental health conditions. The conditions covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis and personality disorder. The latest version of this survey is currently underway, and results of the previous survey, carried out in 2007 are available at:

http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB02931/adul-psyc-morb-res-hou-sur-eng-2007-rep.pdf

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