HC Deb 03 December 2002 vol 395 c759W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 years were diagnosed as diabetic in(a) Lancashire and (b) the North West of England in the last year for which figures are available. [82376]

Jacqui Smith

The information requested is not held centrally. However, The latest in-patient admissions information held by the Department for the number of people under the age of 18 years with diabetes in the Lancashire health authorities and the North West Region is shown in the table.

Admissions to hospitals by area of treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis in patients aged under 18 years old
2000–01 Number
QCX East Lancashire HA 21
QCY North West Lancashire 24
QC4 Morecambe Bay HA 7
North West 296


The primary diagnosis is the first of seven diagnosis fields in the HES data set, and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.


Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health

Mrs. Gillan

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the diabetes national service framework. [85219]

Mr. Lammy

We shall be publishing the delivery strategy for the diabetes national service framework in the next few weeks.