§ Lord Harrison
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will take any initiatives in relation to National Diabetes Week (10–16 June). [HL1948]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
The Government welcome National Diabetes Week, which each year helps to raise awareness of an important area of need.186WA That is why we are developing a national service framework (NSF) for diabetes in England. The diabetes NSF will be published later this year for implementation from 2002. Its aim is to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes by raising the quality of services and reducing variations between them.