Statement following NHS England’s announcement to provide life changing glucose monitors for type 1 diabetes patients
East Berkshire CCG was due to review its Freestyle Libre policy in April 2019 so this announcement is very timely.
We will now seek to follow the timetable being recommended by NHS England with the aim of having an implementation date of 1 April 2019 so that the product can become available to a specified group of people with type 1 diabetes.
Over the coming months, we will be having discussions with our providers about how the devices will be made available, and the CCG will also need to include the provision of Freestyle Libre monitors in its financial plans for 2019/20.
The CCG’s current Freestyle Libre policy can be found on the CCG website: https://www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/EPPG-policy-22-Freestyle-Libre.pdf. This will be reviewed and updated in line with today’s announcement.
For more information about today’s announcement, click here.