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Our reference: N1428  - Acknowledgement

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 19 March 2019 received at NHS Northumberland CCG.

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Northumberland CCG support provision of Freestyle Libre in line with the RMOC criteria. This is currently through provision via secondary care in line with the NTAG policy.  NTAG is aware of the new NHS England guidance and have committed to review their current policy before the end of March to ensure patients in the region can access Freestyle Libre as outlined in the national publications. Northumberland CCG will follow that policy.

NTAG policy published 16/04

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