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FOI confirmation:

Dear Requester

Thank you for your email.

We can see you have asked for information relating to Norwich CCG.  To assist you further we can advise that we also process requests on behalf of North Norfolk CCG, South Norfolk CCG, West Norfolk CCG and Great Yarmouth & Waveney CCGs.

May we ask if you wish to request the same information for any of the above?  Once clarified we can progress your request.

We have also attached a response on the same subject matter which you may find useful.  Should the attached response answer your request in full or part please advise.

To which I responded:

Hi all,

Thank you for your response.

The attached response does answer most of my questions and I was looking for the same information for all of the CCGs listed.

There is one outstanding answer though for each of the CCGs, which was detailed in the original letter.
  • The NHSE policy does not stipulate how prescribing is to take place.  Could you confirm how prescribing of Freestyle Libre sensors will be handled?  It is most usual for sensor prescribing to be initiated by hospital teams with prescribing itself happening via primary care.  

Thanks,

Nick

The local MP also had this response:

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