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Staffordshire CCGs

Response from Medicines Optimisation (clarified that this covers all Staffordshire CCGs (Cannock Chase, East Staffs, North Staffs, SE Staffs & Seisdon Peninsula, Stafford and Surrounds, Stoke on Trent):

1. Our plans are currently going through our governance process which have been produced alongside our diabetes specialist team colleagues.

2. The diabetes specialist teams will be reviewing any Type 1 diabetes patient who meets the NHS England criteria. If FreeStyle Libre is suitable the specialist team will inform the relevant GP practice and ask the practice to prescribe the sensors for the patient for a 6 month period. The patient should be reviewed by the diabetes specialist team by the end of the 6 month period to ensure that it is appropriate to continue with FreeStyle Libre. The review is to ensure that the patient has met the personal outcome targets as discussed in the NHS England guidance for continuation of the sensors.

The CCG will be issuing a statement in the near future to provide further information with timescales in terms of delivery of the service.

1st April Update (not an April Fool!)

Disappointingly, no movement until May - no idea what they're waiting for!

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