Campaigns. It is important that I continue to know the strength of feeling on an issue and I prefer to respond to every inquiry, but the sheer size of campaign correspondence means that it is hard to justify to the tax payer the cost and time taken for individual written replies, so regrettably I will no longer reply to every item of campaign correspondence.  I will  post a response to the campaign on the "Responses to campaigns" page of my website.

I am sorry to do this, as it is rather impersonal, but can see no other way of maintaining a good service for all my constituents unless I approach campaigns this way.


23 SEP 2019

Diabetes

Thank you very much for taking the time to email me about Diabetes UK's campaign concerning diabetes and mental health.

I understand you would like to see better mental health support for people living with diabetes and I hope you will be glad to hear that the national diabetes audit has started collecting information from GP practices on people who have both diabetes and severe mental ill health.

This topic was actually raised in the House last year and you can view the exchanges, including the Minister's response on what the government is doing about this here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-05-08/debates/77D05637-A913-49FE-A8EC-0521A178EB3A/NationalDiabetesAuditMentalHealth

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