Bob Doris 21st Sep 2011

Question S4O-00267 – Bob Doris ( Glasgow ) (Scottish National Party ) (Date Lodged 21/09/2011 ) :

To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding adequate provision of insulin pumps.

Answered by Michael Matheson ( 06/10/2011 ):

Our Diabetes Action Plan, published last year, makes it clear that we expect all NHS boards to make sustained improvements in increasing access to insulin pump therapy in line with the latest clinical guidance.

We expect each NHS board, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, to have a strategy covering the full range of insulin use, including the availability and management of insulin pumps.

We intend to ask NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, what steps it will take to increase provision of insulin pump therapy at its Annual Review later this month.