Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (847)

Cormac Devlin

Question:

847. Deputy Cormac Devlin asked the Minister for Health if Sláintecare funding for the development of a national register for diabetes has been made available; if the proposed work has begun; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6950/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In September 2019 Sláintecare Integration funding was allocated to the HSE to design and procure a National Diabetes Registry demonstrator product and develop a full specification plan for a National Diabetes Registry. The development of a National Diabetes Registry will have a long-term benefit on

- Patient care by facilitating benchmarking of individual care against guideline recommendations and QI feedback to practitioners

- Provision of appropriate health services by providing reliable information to healthcare planners and policymakers.

This project was paused in March 2020, as it was dependant on the input and expertise of key HSE staff who were redeployed onto urgent COVID-19 work. This project remains a priority and, subject to COVID-19, will be revisited again in the future.