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Diabetes: Screening

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) were offered and (b) accepted screening for diabetic retinopathy in each year since 2003-04. (184560)

The following tables show the number of people with diabetes offered screening for diabetic retinopathy and the number of people receiving screening broken down by year.

Number of people with diabetes offered screening for diabetic retinopathy1

2003-04

835,900

2004-05

1,076,400

2005-06

1,478,223

2006-07

1,593,644

Number of people with diabetes receiving screening for diabetic retinopathy1

2003-04

2753,997

2004-05

1,076,388

2005-06

1,232,043

2006-07

1,256,463

1 Data from Local Delivery Plans returns.

2 Data for year 2003-04 was an incomplete return.