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.
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?
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.