FreeStyle Libre will be available in line with national criteria from April 1st for eligible patients in Dorset.

Initial assessment and prescribing will remain the responsibility of specialists  and patients will receive a FreeStyle device and one sensor. GPs will then be asked to continue the supply of sensors until the patient is reviewed again by secondary care at 6 months, where benefit will be assessed and a decision made to continue FreeStyle or not.

The Dorset Formulary has been updated with this information and a new commissioning statement.