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Question for Department of Health

UIN 218699, tabled on 15 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2014 to Question 216036, if he will place in the Library data tables from the Care Quality Commission's bespoke analyses, referred to in its report Thematic data review of diabetes care pathways, published on 16 October 2014, broken down by (a) commissioner and (b) provider.

Answered on

6 January 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

A copy of the information requested has been attached.

The CQC has advised that the attached dataset contains the breakdown (at National Health Service acute provider and clinical commissioning group (CCG) level) of bespoke analysis carried out by the CQC as part of the 'Thematic data review of diabetes care pathways: secondary care analysis comparing people with and without diabetes' that was published alongside the CQC's 2013/14 State of Care report on 16 October 2014.

The analysis compares the outcomes within each provider or CCG for people with diabetes against a reference group of similar people without diabetes. It is not a comparison of performance between providers or CCGs and it would be inappropriate to use the data in this way. The analysis at provider and CCG level should be treated as experimental and the measures should not be considered as judgements of providers or CCGs.