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Question for Department of Health

UIN 215012, tabled on 18 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the results of the pilot Patient Experience of Diabetes Services survey published in June 2014; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

25 November 2014

The Patient Experience of Diabetes Services survey is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, on behalf of NHS England, and delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, working in collaboration with Diabetes UK and Public Health England (PHE). It will therefore be a matter for PHE and NHS England to decide on future plans for this survey.

There has been no decision made about the future of the Patient Experience of Diabetes Survey. NHS England is currently reviewing the whole National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme collectively, including the pilots that have reported. The first of these meetings was on 11 November.

My Rt. hon. Friend, The Secretary of State meets with NHS England on a weekly basis and discusses a wide range of healthcare issues.

However, there have been no specific discussions between the Secretary of State for Health and NHS England on the future funding of the Patient Experience of Diabetes Survey or between Ministers and officials of the Department and NHS England on plans to roll out the diabetes patient experience survey across all NHS services in England.

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