From the Diabetes Team:
Thank you for copying me into this letter . I can allay your concerns because the prescribing for FreeStyle Libre from Hull University Hospitals Trust to the Hull and East Riding CCG’s is on a ‘red’ basis. FreeStyle Libre prescription was agreed with the CCG’s together with a structured education programme for new users before the RMOC criteria were created and subsequently the full RMOC criteria where adopted. Hull hosts the ABCD Nationwide Audit of FreeStyle Libre and was one of the largest contributors of data on people with diabetes using FSL to the audit. The very encouraging preliminary findings were presented at the recent Diabetes UK meeting in Liverpool (see press release on the ABCD website)
The specialist unit is already working with local commissioners towards implementing the newly-revised guidance, at which point prescription is likely to move from a red to amber plan.
From CCG itself:
Thank you for your e-mail. I have spoken with the commissioners here who have given me answers to your questions.
1) Your plans for meeting the NHS England Libre policy
We will implement the guidelines as indicated and are working with Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (HUTHT) regarding delivering this.
2) How the Libre prescribing process will be handled? Will it be Red, Amber or Green listed?
This will be determined ultimately via the CCG Planning and Commissioning Committee after the final discussions with HUTHT consultants. At this stage it does look like there may be a move away from Red and potentially to Amber, however this has not been finalised.