§ Lord Harrison
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What will be the date of the publication and implementation of the Diabetes National Service Framework; and whether this represents a delay. [HL1653]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)
The Diabetes National Service Framework standards will be published this year and the delivery strategy in summer 2002. This will enable the National Health Service to prepare to plan for the 10-year implementation programme which will start in April 2003.