Following the publication of the NHS England guidance entitled “Flash Glucose Monitoring: National Arrangements for Funding of Relevant Diabetes Patients” in March 2019, NHS Leeds CCG has worked with neighbouring CCGs and their diabetes teams across West Yorkshire and Harrogate to produce a joint policy reflecting the national guidance (see link below).
This policy has updated the groups of patients eligible to receive Freestyle Libre on the NHS, and how patients can access prescriptions in the future.
GPs cannot initiate Freestyle Libre for a patient. This can only be done by the specialist diabetes team.
Further information regarding the use of Freestyle Libre in Leeds can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)