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Libre April Update

The first couple of weeks of April has seen the remaining UK data for sensor prescriptions released for January 2018 and today (11/04), the data for February for Northern Ireland has been released.

Here is a summary of the total sensors prescribed and the number of prescriptions written for the four countries of the UK.


The increase in sensors prescribed is shown graphically below.


It will be interesting to see how the increase continues and at some point it will level off - if the London area CCGs make a positive decision, then I think the England spike will dwarf anything that's gone before.

In the meantime, Abbott still don't seem to be able to supply effectively.  I'm not convinced that manufacturing capacity is behind the long lead-time.  Logistics are undoubtedly complex and will take time to sort.  Meanwhile, it seems sensible to procure sensors from pharmacies - if you can convince them to read their emails from Head Office!

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April 2019 - Libre prescriptions dispensed in Primary Care in EnglandRankCCGPrescriptionsT1s%T11Eastern Cheshire CCG38288543.2%2Southport and Formby CCG19956035.5%3South Lincolnshire CCG23667535.0%4Rushcliffe CCG17251033.7%5Isle of Wight CCG24983030.0%6Nottingham West CCG12843529.4%7Wigan Borough CCG4151,46028.4%8Nene CCG8332,96528.1%9Trafford CCG26798027.2%10Richmond CCG17367525.6%11Corby CCG8232025.6%12High Weald Lewes Havens CCG17974024.2%13North West Surrey CCG3261,40523.2%14Southampton CCG2751,19023.1%15Guildford and Waverley CCG20490022.7%16Nottingham North & East CCG17276022.6%17Surrey Downs CCG2531,14022.2%18North Hampshire CCG2221,01521.9%19South West Lincolnshire CCG12759021.5%20Manchester CCG4562,15521.2%21Halton CCG12561520.3%22Lincolnshire West CCG2011,01019.9%23Wirral CCG3241,64019.8%24Havering CCG2201,12019.6%25Hillingdon CCG2091,10518.9%26West Hampshire CCG4672,52018.5%27Devon CCG10705,79018.5%28Coastal West Sussex CCG4302,34018.4%29Liverpool CCG4042,20018.4%30St …