Diabetes

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of hospital admittance of diabetic inpatients was in 2016.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulance call-outs there were for patients experiencing diabetic complications in 2016.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many diabetic patients experienced complications with that condition, separate from the reason for their admittance, while they were in hospital as inpatients in 2016.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many admissions to hospital from accident and emergency there were of patients with complications arising from diabetes (a) in total and (b) where the patient required use of an ambulance in 2016.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many bids for NHS transformation funding for diabetes prevention and treatment were received between 12 December 2016 and 18 January 2017.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many admissions to hospital from accident and emergency there were of patients with complications arising from diabetes (a) in total and (b) where the patient required use of an ambulance in Leicester in 2016.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The mean and median average length of stay for hospital patients with a primary diagnosis for diabetes and a primary or secondary diagnosis of diabetes in England for 2015/16 are shown in the table below.

Mean Length of stay (days)

Median length of stay (days)

Primary diagnosis of diabetes

3

1

Primary and secondary diagnosis of diabetes

4

1

A count of finished admission episodes where patients have been admitted from accident and emergency with a primary diagnosis for diabetes and arrived to accident and emergency by ambulance in England and within East Leicestershire and Rutland, Leicester City and West Leicestershire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) areas of residence for 2015/16 are provided in the following table.

Primary diagnosis admissions for diabetes

Admissions for diabetes who arrived by ambulance

England

27,201

16,937

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG

90

62

Leicester City CCG

174

130

West Leicestershire CCG

110

70

Data on how many diabetic patients experienced complications with that condition, separate from the reason for their admittance, while they were in hospital as inpatients is not available in the format requested.

Data on the number of ambulance call-outs for patients experiencing diabetic complications in 2016 is not available in the format requested.

Approximately 240 bids have been received for National Health Service transformation funding for diabetes prevention and treatment.

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