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Retinal Screening (Diabetics)

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets have been set for retinal screening for diabetes; and if she will make a statement. (78476)

The priorities and planning framework includes targets that by 2006, 80 per cent. of people with diabetes should be offered diabetic retinopathy screening rising to 100 per cent. by end of 2007.

Data show that, in March 2006, 78.4 per cent. of people with diabetes had been offered screening for diabetic retinopathy in the previous year.