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Provision of Insulin by the National Health Service

During questions to the Secretary of State for Health on Tuesday 7th July, Jim Shannon, Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes, raised an issue with the provision of insulin by the NHS.

NWS_2014-07-09_NEW_018_32248516_I2Jim Shannon said:

“A recent study suggests that the NHS is starting diabetics on insulin much later than in other countries. What will the Department do to address that issue?”

JaneEllisonIn response, Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister replied:

“I thank the hon. Gentleman for his interest in this important subject. As he knows, we are looking at care right across the diabetes pathway, with a view to building on the first ever at-scale national diabetes prevention programme. I will take up the issue he raises and look at it in the context of all the other aspects of diabetes care we are examining.”

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