2138 - Diabetes (Answered)

Luciana Berger
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NICE on updated draft clinical guidelines by NICE for the management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in adults; what representations he has received on those guidelines; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

We have had no recent discussions with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) about the updated draft clinical guidelines currently in development on types 1 and 2 Diabetes in adults. The Department is a stakeholder in the development of all NICE guidance and, in common with other stakeholders, is able to comment on NICE’s guidance at several stages of the guidance development process. The Department has received one piece of correspondence concerning NICE’s updated guideline on type 2 Diabetes. NICE is an independent body and its guidance is based on a thorough and transparent assessment of the available evidence and is developed through wide consultation with stakeholders.