FOI Response (original)
1. Your plans for meeting the NHS England Libre policy
Barnet CCG, along with other CCGs and providers across North Central London (NCL), are reviewing the NHS England Flash Glucose Monitoring guidance in relation to currently commissioned criteria and plan to update local guidance to comply with NHS England criteria, subject to approval by the NCL Joint Formulary Committee.
2. How the Libre prescribing process will be handled? Will it be Red, Amber or Green listed?
Currently across NCL we have agreed that prescribing will be initiated by specialists in secondary care in line with agreed criteria and continuation of prescribing to stay within the hospital for the first six months. Transfer of prescribing to primary care will be after this time-period. The data you quote in your letter is only primary care prescribing and does not include any prescribing the CCG has commissioned via secondary care and is therefore not a true reflection of the Libre prescribing activity in the NHS Barnet CCG area. Libre is not listed on a red, amber, green list in NCL.