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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 272840, tabled on 3 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of (a) Type 1 and (b) Type 2 diabetes in each local authority area in each of the last three years; what steps his Department is taking to tackle the prevalence of diabetes; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's policy on tackling diabetes.

Answered on

12 July 2019

Data on the prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is not available at local authority level.

The prevalence of both type one and type two diabetes, combined, is monitored and published via the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) provides information on the number with each condition separately at clinical commissioning group and general practice level. The QOF can be viewed at the following link:

https://qof.digital.nhs.uk/

The NDA can be viewed at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/national-diabetes-audit

Steps to reduce the increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes are being led via the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. This programme can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/diabetes/diabetes-prevention/

Significant funding and commitments to improving services for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have also been made in the NHS Long Term Plan. The NHS Long Term Plan can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/

A first progress report covering early implementation of the Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programme, including numbers of referrals and uptake in its first year, was published as a short report in Diabetic Medicine and can be accessed at the following link:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/dme.13562