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Diabetes: Chiropody

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with diabetes of each (a) gender and (b) age group in each primary care trust area had not had their bare feet checked by a podiatrist in each of the last five years. (324767)

Data are not centrally collected in the format requested.

Information on the number of people with diabetes that receive a foot check is provided in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) for 2007-08. This reports that 77 per cent. of people with diabetes in England had received a foot examination during the period. Data are available for each primary care trust for the period 2003-08. The NDA does not have complete cover for England, but adult data are now collected from all 152 primary care trusts with approximately 75 per cent. of all general practitioner practices contributing.

Data are not collected on which health care professional undertakes the foot check.