Skip to main content

Health Services

Volume 490: debated on Thursday 26 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with patient and support groups on (i) cardiovascular disease, (ii) stroke and (iii) diabetes in the last 12 months; and what plans he has further to involve such groups in strategic policy development in relevant areas. (266326)

Over the last 12 months, Ministers in the Department have had eight meetings with patient and support groups on cardiovascular disease (which includes stroke) and we have had two meetings with Diabetes UK on a range of issues around diabetes. The meetings include incidences when the Ministers have spoken at conferences.

Officials have regular meetings with patient and support groups on cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We fully intend that groups representing patients' interests should continue to be involved in the development and refinement of our policies and recognise their valuable input.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients on average (a) an urban and (b) a rural (i) NHS dentist, (ii) NHS GP and (iii) NHS community nurse treated in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. (266452)

Information is not available in the format requested.

You may wish to approach local national health service organisations for more information.