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Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people had been diagnosed with diabetes (a) nationally, (b) in each region and (c) in each primary care trust in London in each of the last five years. (313686)

The national Quality and Outcomes Framework records the number of people recorded on certain practice disease registers in England. A register exists for diabetes and counts are available for the financial years from 2004-05 to 2008-09. The figures are available nationally, by strategic health authority (SHA) and by primary care trust.

The number of SHAs changed between 2005-06 and 2006-07. Information for these is given in two separate tables, for the authorities in existence at the time.

The diabetes register will include patients aged 17 years and over with diabetes mellitus. (As the care of children with diabetes mellitus is generally under the control of specialists, the register excludes those patients age 16 and under).

All tables providing this information have been placed in the Library.