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Flash Glucose Monitoring - Patient Information

Flash Glucose Monitoring (Freestyle Libre) on prescription

NHS England (NHSE) published guidance in March 2019 regarding the process for considering Freestyle Libre prescribing.

The link below gives details of the eligibility criteria for adults, young people and children 4 years of age and older with diabetes mellitus type 1.


Should a patient fulfil the criteria for funding, which will be reviewed at their next routine specialist appointment, the device and an initial one sensor (14 days) will be provided by the Specialist Diabetes Team. The patient’s GP will then take over prescribing the sensors for a six month period, after which time they will be reviewed by the Specialist Diabetes Team for eligibility for continued funding.