Department of Health written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost of providing insulin to people diagnosed with diabetes.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In 2013-14, the latest year available, the net ingredient cost of insulin dispensed in primary care was £328.3 million and in secondary care the cost was £8.1 million. Insulin has been defined as all medicines included in British National Formulary section 6.1.1 Insulins.

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