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Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee statement on prescribing of flash glucose monitor (FreeStyle Libre®)

Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee statement on prescribing of flash glucose monitor (FreeStyle Libre®) for glucose monitoring:

The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee (of which Wirral CCG is now part of) does not currently recommend the prescribing of flash glucose monitor (FreeStyle Libre®) for glucose monitoring.

The flash glucose monitor (FreeStyle Libre®) has now been included in the Drug Tariff and is available on NHS prescription subject to local health economy approval.  Therefore, until a Pan Mersey health economy decision on its use has been made, prescribing is not recommended.

Flash glucose monitor (FreeStyle Libre®) is currently being assessed by the Formulary and Guidelines Subgroup of the Area Prescribing Committee. 

Any recommendations will be in line with National Guidance from NHS England’s Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee (RMOC) (North): https://www.sps.nhs.uk/articles/regional-medicines-optimisation-committee-freestyle-libre-position-statement