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South Warwickshire

Response:

Dear Mr Cahm,

Thank you for your recent email.  I can confirm that following discussion at a meeting of the Governing Body today, it has been agreed that South Warwickshire CCG will be commissioning in line with the national eligibility criteria from 1st April 2019.  Please see Annex A in the attached NHS England document for the appropriate criteria.

Yours sincerely

I replied:

Dear ,

Thanks for this information.  As it is not stipulated in the national eligibility criteria, please can you confirm how prescribing will be initiated?  The original S Warks/Cov & Rugby policy said that the initiation needed to be via the Cov & Rugby IFR team.  I presume that this will no longer apply?

Thanks,

and received this reply:

The current arrangements of specialist referrals will continue until  1st April and then from April onwards prescribing will be via GPs, and there is currently some work in progress involving liaison with the Diabetes network relating to the specifics of the implementation.

So finally, one of the most difficult CCGs has come on board!  Great result.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Woweeee! Sorry, I've only just seen this Nick! Thank you so, so much... Does this technically mean that my GP can prescribe it then? I've left a message with my hospital team but haven't heard a peep from them!
Nick said…
That seems to be what they are saying...but what actually happens on the ground is anyone's guess! I would print out the response and take it with you to an appointment. One note of caution, despite this saying Cov/Rugby/S Warks, the reply only says S Warks. I need to clarify with them that it applies to both areas (can't see that it won't).
Nick said…
Further to this...S Warks have belatedly told me that this isn't necessarily the status in Coventry/Rugby..grrr...so I've now contacted them separately...this group are well and truly winning the prize for the most obstructive CCGs in England...they should be ashamed of themselves.

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