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Diabetes in Parliament: 5th – 11th March

House of Commons

House of Commons Questions

Diabetes: Southampton – DH – Royston Smith

Thu, 10 March 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer
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Asked by Royston Smith (Southampton, Itchen) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to ensure diabetes (a) care and (b) information provided by Southampton City CCG is responsive and relevant to the needs of the patient.

Answered by:
Jane Ellison
Answered on: 10 March 2016

We are advised by NHS England that the Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions diabetes services in line with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines across primary, community and secondary care. All services are regularly reviewed and service providers are required to report service level data to ensure that the provision is meeting the NICE quality standards. We understand this will include service access data and patient reported satisfaction. The CCG commissions an integrated pathway of diabetes care of which 80% is delivered in primary care.

We are also informed that the Diabetes Community Team provides support into primary care and sees more complex patients as appropriate, it also provides professional education and training and structured education for patients which is in line with the NICE guidelines. NHS England advises that the Southampton City CCG’s acute in-patient team provides care for those admitted into hospital with more acute needs and also provides appropriate out-patient services, professional education and support for patients who access the insulin pump service.

Additionally, in April 2016 the CCG advises it will be implementing a new integrated foot care pathway that will meet the needs of those with low, moderate and increased risk of foot complications and for those with active foot disease.

In regards to providing people with diabetes with information to improve self-management and promote better health and wellbeing, the CCG confirms it works closely with organisations such as Diabetes UK in order to do this. The CCG has engaged with local patients, more recently this engagement has focused on the foot care provision, building on the evidence from the Patient Experience of Diabetes Services Survey in 2013.


 

Diabetes – DH – Jake Berry

Tue, 8 March 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer
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Asked by Jake Berry (Rossendale and Darwen) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many type 1 diabetics have received a prescription penalty charge in each of the last three years.

Answered by:
Alistair Burt
Answered on: 08 March 2016

Data is not available to indicate the number of diabetic patients who have received a prescription penalty charge in each of the last three years.


 

Children: Obesity – DH – Andrew Gwynne

Fri, 11 March 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer
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Asked by Andrew Gwynne (Denton and Reddish) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to publish its childhood obesity strategy.

Answered by:
Jane Ellison
Answered on: 11 March 2016

The Childhood Obesity Strategy will be launched in the summer.

Obesity: Children – DH – Mr Geoffrey Cox

Fri, 11 March 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer


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Asked by Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge and West Devon) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what account the Government took of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions in its Childhood Obesity Strategy.

Answered by:
Jane Ellison
Answered on: 11 March 2016

Our Childhood Obesity Strategy, which will be launched in the summer, will look at everything that contributes to a child becoming overweight and obese.


House of Lords

House of Lords Questions

Sugar: Taxation – DH – Lord Scriven

Thu, 10 March 2016 | House of Lords – Written Answer

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Asked by Lord Scriven Asked by Lord Scriven Asked on: 25 February 2016 Department of Health Sugar: Taxation Lords HL6471 To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 February (HL5407), whether they were consulted before NHS England announced that it would be introducing a sugar tax by 2020, and if so, what views they expressed.

Lord Prior of Brampton Answered on: 10 March 2016

There has been a wide-ranging public debate on tackling childhood obesity. We are interested to see the results of NHS England’s consultation on these proposals.

The Childhood Obesity Strategy will be published in the summer.

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