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Diabetes: Hertfordshire

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the availability of retinal screening for diabetes patients in (a) Royston, Hertfordshire and (b) Hertfordshire; (157510)

(2) whether retinal screening for diabetes patients in Hertfordshire met the required standards in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Officials from the Department had discussions with the East of England strategic health authority about retinal screening for diabetic patients recently. The two Hertfordshire primary care trusts (West Hertfordshire, East and North Hertfordshire) are working towards the national standards.