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Our work in Parliament

We work with Government to inform decisions related to diabetes. We use our solid evidence base to communicate with and influence key decision makers. Our main areas of work are: 

  • Prevention of Type 2 diabetes: including the proposed Sugar Levy. 
  • Education for people with diabetes. 
  • Driving and diabetes: working with the DVLA.
  • Diabetes care in schools.
  • Lowering the number of diabetes-related amputations in the UK.

Much of our campaigning is carried out by our Diabetes Voices. They help make diabetes a priority both nationally and locally. From writing to their local health boss to speaking in Parliament, our Voices have done it all. 

If you feel that not enough is being done in your local area for those with and at risk of diabetes then join the fight... 

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  • Safe in School campaign hits Parliament

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for diabetes met to discuss children with long term conditions, including diabetes, in schools. 

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  • State of the Nation 2016 report

    In July 2016 Diabetes UK launched its 2016 State of the Nation report for England. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt was their to speak at the launch of the report that sets out actions to improve the delivery of the 15 Healthcare Essentials for adults with diabetes. 

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  • MP Foot Clinic visit

    MPs Liz McInnes and Paula Sherriff attended a special tour of King’s College Hospital Diabetic Foot Clinic in London where they met with the multidisciplinary foot team and patients and found out about how major amputations are often avoided.

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  • APPG on diabetes report launch 2016

    Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, joined us at the launch of our APPG on diabetes report  in November. 'Levelling up' looks at how variations in diabetes care can be reduced. 

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  • Diabetes footcare drop in

    On 26 October we held a Parliamentary drop in. We spoke to over 20 MPs about foot care and amputation rates in their area. We had our Diabetes Voice Ian on hand too, to give a personal account of what it's like to undergo an amputation. 

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