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Scottish Parliament to discuss prevention of type 2 diabetes

A one-off evidence session on the prevention of type 2 diabetes, organised by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, will be held on 19 December 2017. The session is part of the committee’s ongoing Preventative Agenda, which analyses how government funds are used in preventative healthcare.

Before the session the committee put out a call for expert responses to several questions, and asked for views on the most effective initiatives for preventing type 2 diabetes, and whether current approaches were sufficient or if more action was needed.

At the 19 December session, representatives from ten organisations, including the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Scotland, will present evidence in response to these and other matters relating to the use of Scottish government resources in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

RPS Scotland will be represented by Alison Cockburn, an RPS member who specialises in the condition.

On 23 January 2018, the committee will continue debating the Preventative Agenda with a session on sexual health, blood-borne viruses and HIV, and on 30 January 2018 the committee will discuss substance misuse.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2017.20204080

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