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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Dietetics more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce waiting times for dietetic services in the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Clinical commissioning groups are responsible for assuring timely access to dietetic services, both in hospitals and community settings.</p><p>In addition, the NHS Long Term Plan makes several direct commitments to support timely intervention for specific conditions such as weight management services in primary care for people with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or hypertension with a Body Mass Index of 30+ (adjusted appropriately for ethnicity), where it is known that significant impact can be made on improving health, reducing health inequalities and reducing costs.</p><p>The Long Term Plan commits to test a National Health Service programme supporting very low-calorie diets for obese people with type 2 diabetes. Additionally, the Long Term Plan commits to fund a doubling of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme over the next five years, including a new digital option to widen patient choice and target inequality.</p><p>Nutrition training, and an understanding of what is involved in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, varies between medical schools. The Long Term Plan commits to working with academic institutes to increase focus across the professional bodies and universities to ensure nutrition has a greater place in professional education and training.</p><p>Additionally, NHS England’s nutrition quality improvement collaborative programme, 41 NHS provider organisations have focussed on gaining improvements in the accuracy of nutritional screening and subsequent appropriateness of nutritional care. These organisations have introduced a range of interventions to directly improve care locally.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:43:32.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:43:32.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this