The Executive Committee for the Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups approved the TVPC recommendation on the use of Flash Glucose Monitoring on 22 March. This now has to go through a process of implementation. There will be no prescribing by GPs in primary care until a patient has been assessed within their regular review appointment by their diabetes specialist to ensure that the criteria is met and that patients have the appropriate training to use the device.
GPs will not initiate prescribing of the device. Patients who have been self-funding will still need a review by their specialist to ensure they also meet the criteria as described in the policy before the device is prescribed on the NHS.
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