Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases of (a) gout, (b) rickets, (c) cholera, (d) tuberculosis, (e) malnutrition, (f) whooping cough, (g) measles, (h) scurvy, (i) typhoid, (j) scarlet fever, (k) diphtheria, (l) mumps, and (m) vitamin D deficiency have been reported by each NHS Trust since 2015.

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

Public Health England publishes data on the number of cases of cholera, tuberculosis, whooping cough, measles, typhoid, scarlet fever, diphtheria and mumps as part of the notifications of infectious diseases data. The data are reported by local authority. Annual data for 2015, 2016 and 2017 are available to view at the following link:


Annual data for 2018 will be published in June 2019.

NHS Digital has provided a breakdown of the number of cases of gout, rickets, cholera, malnutrition, scurvy and vitamin D deficiency recorded by hospital provider from 2015-16 to 2017-18. The attached table shows counts of finished admission episodes. Information has been provided for both primary diagnosis and primary or secondary diagnosis. These data only include cases where the diagnosis was treated in a hospital inpatient setting. This should not be described as a count of people as the same person may have been admitted on one or more occasion.

PQ210501 data (Excel SpreadSheet, 99.18 KB)

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