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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG

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Medicines Optimisation Team
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

FINAL RESPONSE


In relation to Freestyle Libre, please find below a response to the points raised in your letter dated 18th March 2019:

Your plans for meeting the NHS England Libre policy

From the 1st April Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has agreed to make Freestyle Libre available to all patients who meet the NHS England criteria.  Patients will be assessed against the criteria at their next routine diabetes appointment in either secondary care or a diabetes consultant led community clinic.  Once the patient has been trained on the device, transfer of prescribing can be passed to primary care. Continued review of patients will be at 6 months then annually by the initiating clinician.

How the Libre prescribing process will be handled? Will it be Red, Amber or Green listed?
Prescribing of Freestyle Libre will be recommended as Amber – Specialist Initiation with continued prescribing in Primary Care.


Of note, prior to April 2019, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group did support use of Freestyle Libre for defined patient groups, as agreed with local diabetologists.  All prescribing of the sensors was undertaken in secondary care or the diabetes consultant led community clinic and not in Primary Care.

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