HC Deb 03 December 1984 vol 69 c76W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will finance the setting up of a central register and recall system to alleviate present difficulties that arise in the standard management of diabetic problems and complications; and if he will set up a limited pilot scheme.

Mr. John Patten

The organisation of treatment for diabetic patients is a matter for each district health authority and we have no reason to believe that a central system is required. I understand that some districts already have computerised district records.