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Final policy now available via NTAG website.


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I'm still waiting for the official response, but this response has been sent to a Libre group member (thanks Rachel!):


I have contacted my colleague in Medicines Management and he has advised me that the CCG and practices are aware of the updated guidance on flash glucose monitoring from NHS England but are waiting for further advice from a regional body regarding the fairest and most efficient way to implement it. This advice will come from the Northern Treatment Advisory Group (NTAG) which will be published this week and it is hoped it will set out the mechanism for patients to obtain FreeStyle Libre.

At present Darlington surgeries have been advised not to prescribe FreeStyle Libre until the regional position is clear which includes how the shared responsibilities for monitoring the response to the device will be managed between specialist diabetes clinics and the patient’s GP.


Once this advice is available and approved by the CCG they will be in a position to provide further information to you.

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