Date lodged: 23 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S5W-05973 by Shona Robison on 31 January 2017, how much will be made available to fund insulin pumps and real-time continuous glucose monitoring in each of the remaining years of the current parliamentary session.
Answered by: Shona Robison 7 March 2018
The Scottish Government has committed to £10m additional funding to increase, over the term of this Parliament, the provision of insulin pump therapy for adults and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM).
The first £2 million was allocated to NHS Boards in financial year 2017-18.
A further £2 million will be made available to NHS Boards in financial year 2018-19.
Funding for subsequent years will be agreed as part of the Spending Review and Budget Bill processes for those years, which will be subject to approval by the Scottish Parliament.