To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the annual cost of diabetes-related depression to the National Health Service.
14 July 2015
The Department has not made any estimate of the annual cost of diabetes-related depression to the National Health Service.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has estimated that approximately 15–25% of people with chronic physical health problems, such as diabetes, also meet diagnostic criteria for depression. This is reflected in NICE’s Diabetes in adults quality standard, which sets out that people with diabetes should be assessed for psychological problems which should then be managed appropriately. A copy is attached.