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Weekly diabetes parliamentary round-up

House of Commons Questions

Diabetes – DH – Pauline Latham

Mon, 28 November 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

Asked by Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support clinical commissioning groups that need improvement or have the greatest need for improvement for diabetes care under the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework.

Answered by: Nicola Blackwood Answered on: 28 November 2016

NHS England will work with health communities/clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in need of improvement against CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework indicators to mutually identify the nature of the change needed and the type of support required to achieve this. A key focus of improvement will be to support CCGs and providers to locally map their services against nationally recognised best practice diabetes pathways and to identify where local pathways need to change in order to improve outcomes. NHS England is developing plans for additional support to be available from 2017/18 onwards:

– The NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2017-2019 included an announcement that NHS England intends to launch a major programme of investment in the treatment and care of people with diabetes, for which CCGs will be able to bid for additional funding of approximately £40 million per year, focused on the key areas of diabetes care where improvements in outcomes will be most beneficial.

– A Diabetes CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework Independent Panel has been developed, chaired by the Chief Executive of Diabetes UK and includes panel members with a wide range of other diabetes clinical expertise. This will consider CCG positions in relation to the diabetes Improvement and Assessment Framework indicators and advise on actions to support improvement.

– Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). As part of supporting the development of STPs, a “How to” guide for diabetes has been issued which sets out advice the actions which CCGs can take to support improvements.

– NHS England regional teams: NHS England has funded diabetes programme leads within each of the National Health Service regions to work with CCGs to support improvement.


Diabetes: Chiropody – DH – Lyn Brown

Mon, 28 November 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

Asked by Lyn Brown (West Ham) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the average number of people with diabetes in England who received a foot risk assessment within 24 hours of admission to hospital in the last 12 months.

Answered by: Nicola Blackwood Answered on: 28 November 2016

This information is not held in the format requested.

However, the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) (part of the National Diabetes Audit programme) collects information on inpatients with diabetes in England and Wales that had a specific diabetic foot risk examination for ulceration within 24 hours of admission to hospital. The most recent report, published in June 2016, can be found at the following link:

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB20206/nati-diab-inp-audi-15-nat-rep.pdf


Diabetes – DH – Pauline Latham

Mon, 28 November 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

Asked by Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to hold NHS England to account on the delivery of the diabetes metrics outlined in the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework 2016-17.

Answered by: Nicola Blackwood Answered on: 28 November 2016

The mandate to NHS England requires it to develop the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCG IAF) and its supporting indicators in 2016-17, and in subsequent years to improve CCG performance against the indicators by 2020. This includes a specific reference to diabetes. NHS England is being held to account for achieving the deliverables in the 2016-17 mandate through regular assurance and accountability meetings with senior Departmental officials and my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State. NHS England has completed the development of the framework and established baseline data for each group of indicators. In subsequent years, NHS England will be held to account for supporting CCGs to deliver improvements in the CCG IAF indicators.


 

Diabetes – DH – Pauline Latham

Mon, 28 November 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

Asked by Pauline Latham (Mid Derbyshire) To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timetable he has set for publishing the next diabetes-specific ratings as part of the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework; and if he will publish that data on a quarterly basis.

Answered by: Nicola Blackwood Answered on: 28 November 2016

As part of its statutory duty to perform an annual assessment of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS England will publish its 2016/17 annual assessment of the six clinical priority areas within the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework in July 2017, which include diabetes. All indicators that are available are updated as frequently as possible; the diabetes indicators are based on annual data.


Pupils: Chronic Illnesses – DfE – Mr Jamie Reed

Tue, 29 November 2016 | House of Commons – Written Answer

Asked by Mr Jamie Reed (Copeland) To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have been judged by Ofsted to not provide the necessary level of support to children with medical conditions in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Edward Timpson Answered on: 29 November 2016

We do not hold this information. Ofsted inspectors make graded judgements on the effectiveness of leadership and management; the quality of teaching, learning and assessment; pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare; and pupils’ outcomes.

In making these judgements, inspectors will evaluate the experience of particular individuals and groups, including those with medical needs, and this will inform the overall judgment of the school. These evaluations may not always be visible in the report, as Ofsted inspectors will be careful not to identify individual pupils.

We know how important it is that children with medical conditions are supported to enjoy a full education. That is why in 2014 we introduced a new duty to require governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions and have provided statutory guidance outlining schools’ responsibilities in this area.

We continue to work with organisations with experience in supporting children with medical conditions to help raise awareness of the duty.

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