There is 'room for improvement' in the uptake of key diabetes control tests according to a report from The Information Centre for health and social care.

The National Diabetes Audit, carried out by The IC on behalf of the Healthcare Commission, for 2005-2006 shows only 30 per cent of people are having all of the recommended tests although the level of achievement is increasing each year.

The report, designed to monitor care and help ensure consistent quality across the country, shows that the young and the elderly are the least likely to get the care they need.