From Senior Head of Quality Improvement:
1) Your plans for meeting the NHS England Libre policy
North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG as part of the Frimley Health Integrated Care System will be implementing the NHS recommendations on the use of Flash Glucose Systems in patients who fulfil the NHS England criteria as verified by the specialist diabetes service within Frimley Health Foundation Trust. A patient pathway to obtain Flash Glucose Systems is currently being designed with consultants in the specialist diabetes service. Patients who are not currently under the care of the specialist diabetes service who may fulfil the criteria can be referred by their GP to the service for consideration for Flash Glucose Systems. Those patients already under the care of the specialist should wait to discuss Flash Glucose Systems at their next routine specialist appointment. A Frequently Asked Questions leaflet will be produced for patients. A Frimley Health Integrated Care System position statement on the use and prescribing of Flash Glucose Systems will be published very shortly.
2) How the Libre prescribing process will be handled? Will it be Red, Amber or Green listed?
The Flash Glucose Systems device will be classified as AMBER on the Joint Frimley Health Formulary as it should only be initiated by the diabetes specialist service (device plus starter sensor) with the ongoing prescribing undertaken by the patient’s GP.