Jim Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-01-29.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department collects on the number of A&E visits by patients who are (a) above and (b) below the recommended body mass index to NHS hospitals in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

Jane Ellison

The information requested is not collected centrally. The Health and Social Care Information Centre does not collect body mass index details as part of the accident and emergency or Hospital Episode Statistics datasets.