A CAMPAIGNER has urged Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans to back Diabetes UK’s call for Government action to end the ‘postcode lottery’ of diabetes healthcare.

Gordon Dixon, chairman of Ribble Valley Diabetic Group who has Type 2 diabetes, travelled to Westminster to meet Mr Evans as part of a lobbying event organised by Diabetes UK to launch its State of the Nation 2013 report.

The report has claimed that a postcode lottery of diabetes healthcare in England is fuelling a major health crisis.

The charity is urging the Government and NHS England to carry out a review into why the quality of healthcare varies so much between areas and put in place an action plan to improve healthcare for people living in the worst performing areas.