It was all going so well...and then there's a bizarre conclusion to the message...anyway...seems positive!
Dear Mr Cahm
Thank you for email and letter to the Vale of York CCG. We apologise for the delay in responding.
<name removed> Lead Pharmacist and NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associate at the CCG has provided the following information in response to your enquiry.
Up to 31st March 2019 NHS Vale of York CCG commissioned Freestyle Libre in line with our commissioning policy - https://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/rss/data/uploads/procedures-not-routinely-commissioned/ys-position-statement-freestyle-libre-march-2018-final-01-03-2018.pdf and this commissioning position is broadly in line with the NHS Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee guidance (https://www.sps.nhs.uk/articles/regional-medicines-optimisation-committee-freestyle-libre-position-statement/)
Data from March 2019 shows that NHS Vale of York CCG is providing Freestyle Libre to approximately 130 patients, which is approximately 8% of our patients with type 1 diabetes. NHS Vale of York CCG do not provide Freestyle Libre via NHS FP10 prescription and hence would not be identified via a search on NHSBSA ePACT2 data.
The CCG are currently working towards implementing the new NHS England criteria, which includes moving prescribing to NHS FP10 prescriptions and ensuring that patients have adequate means of disposal of clinical waste.