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Retinal Cameras

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding he is making available for retinal cameras in the NHS; and how many cameras this sum will fund. [116901]

Funding totalling £27 million for the national health service to purchase state of the art digital cameras and related equipment for screening people with diabetes for the signs of diabetic retinopathy was announced on 22 April. We anticipate this will provide one camera per 100,000 population.