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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15461: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been allocated to each NHS board to provide FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring devices to people with type 1 diabetes, and how many each board has issued.

Answered by: Shona Robison 18 April 2018

FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring sensors were added to the Scottish Drug Tariff in November 2017. It is for NHS Boards to consider their inclusion on local prescribing formularies. These decisions will be informed by evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness, local needs, pressures and resources including funding. In 2018-19, frontline NHS Boards are receiving additional funding of £354 million - a 3.7% increase.

Information on the number of Freestyle Libre devices is not held centrally.