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Diabetes: Medical Equipment

Question for Department of Health

UIN 115302, tabled on 23 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring system is accessible to all diabetes patients

Answered on

1 December 2017

Freestyle Libre has been approved for reimbursement on National Health Service prescription from 1 November through listing in Part IX of the Drug Tariff. The Drug Tariff is a price list that covers England and Wales, and the listing of a medical device in the Tariff should not be interpreted as a recommendation to prescribe a particular product. Patients will need to discuss the ongoing management of their condition with their healthcare professional and consider whether flash glucose monitoring is suitable for them.