Diabetes: Medical Equipment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Sandy Martin Sandy Martin Shadow Minister (Waste and Recycling)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his department has made of the (a) level of and (b) reasons for the variation between Clinical Commissioning Groups in the prescription of continuous glucose monitors for young people suffering from type 1 diabetes.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department has made no assessment. Ultimately it is for clinical commissioning groups, who are primarily responsible for commissioning diabetes services, to meet the requirements of their population. In doing so, they need to ensure that the services they provide are fit for purpose, reflect the needs of the local population, including young people, are based on the available evidence and take into account national guidelines.

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