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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15058: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 6 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on people with type 1 diabetes being provided with a libre sensor, and which NHS boards provide these, also broken down by how many have been provided in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Shona Robison 14 March 2018

Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring device was added to the Scottish Drug Tariff from 1 November 2017.

It is now for NHS Boards to consider inclusion on their local formulary and stipulate through guidance the sub-categories of patients for whom this product is recommended.

The Scottish Government does not hold information on the numbers of devices provided in each of the last 5 years.