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Diabetes: Children

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made with implementation of the recommendations of the report, Making every young person with diabetes matter. (240357)

The report Making Every Young Person with Diabetes Matter focuses on the effective commissioning, organisation and provision of services, and recognises the key role played by specialist diabetes teams for children and young people. A copy of the report has already been placed in the Library.

A Children and Young People Diabetes Implementation Support Group has been set up to take forward work on the report's recommendations. The group is chaired by the National Clinical Director for Children, Dr. Sheila Shribman, and includes representation from Diabetes UK, royal colleges, young people with diabetes, parents and representatives from organisations with an interest in this area, including the Healthcare Commission.