Diabetes: Medical Equipment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients took receipt of an insulin pump in each region of England in each of the last three years.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Information is available on the number of people in England who are recorded as being on an insulin pump in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) 2016-17, by NHS England Region and year started on the pump and can be found in the following table.

NHS England Region

NHS England Region Name

2014

2015

2016

Q71

London

165

200

175

Q72

North (Yorkshire And Humber)

80

105

130

Q74

North (Cumbria And North East)

140

110

105

Q75

North (Cheshire And Merseyside)

20

35

35

Q76

Midlands And East (North Midlands)

45

55

35

Q77

Midlands And East (West Midlands)

50

60

25

Q78

Midlands And East (Central Midlands)

75

70

70

Q79

Midlands And East (East)

105

110

100

Q83

North (Greater Manchester)

75

60

55

Q84

North (Lancashire And South Cumbria)

25

25

35

Q85

South West (South West South)

30

45

35

Q86

South West (South West North)

20

30

25

Q87

South East (Hampshire, Isle Of Wight And Thames Valley)

15

50

40

Q88

South East (Kent, Surrey And Sussex)

90

60

85

Notes:

  1. The NDA does not hold comprehensive data on all children with diabetes.
  1. Latest National Health Service trusts and sites file (etrust) can be found at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/organisation-data-service/data-downloads/other-nhs-organisations

Not all NHS England Regions are represented in the data, as there were no specialist diabetes services from those regions that participated in the NDA 2016-17.

  1. Figures are based on people who appear in the 2016-17 NDA who are recorded as having started on an insulin pump in a calendar year between 2014 and 2016.
  1. Disclosure control has been applied to all figures, as per the NDA publication - all numbers are rounded to the nearest 5, unless the number is 1 to 7, in which case it is rounded to ‘5’.
  1. The NDA does not have insulin pump data from all specialist services.
  1. We do not know the year that every person in the collection started on pump therapy (known for 92% of people).

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