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East Kent CCGs - Ashford, Canterbury & Coastal, South Kent Coast and Thanet CCGs

Here is Ashford CCG confirming that they are treating my letter as a FOI request.

Dear Mr Cahm,

RE: Freedom of Information Request

I am writing to formally acknowledge your request for information regarding Freestyle Libre Policy Update, which will be processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm your request was received on 14 March 2019 by NEL on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) listed below. The references for your requests are shown alongside.

EK125.FOI.18.ASH281      NHS Ashford CCG

An initial investigation is currently taking place into whether the information you have requested is held by the CCGs and if so, whether it can be released in accordance with the legislation.

Any fees applicable to this request will be detailed in writing as soon as they can be determined. Your request will then be placed on hold and you will have the choice of whether to proceed with your request. Should any clarification of your request be required we will advise you accordingly.

If you require any assistance, or would like to discuss your request, please do not hesitate to contact us quoting the reference number above.

Final response - it's good!

1) Your plans for meeting the NHS England Libre policy

I can confirm the East Kent CCGs: NHS Ashford CCG, NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, NHS South Kent Coast CCG and NHS Thanet CCG policy for Freestyle Libre is attached (follow link for this very clear pathway/policy). This policy and the associated pathway adheres to the national criteria set by NHS England for flash glucose monitoring prescribing.

2) How the Libre prescribing process will be handled? Will it be Red, Amber or Green listed?

I can confirm this falls outside of the list mentioned above, as the East Kent CCGs classify it as ‘Specialist Initiation’, with ongoing prescribing in Primary Care.

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