NHS Dorset CCG have today issued the following statement in response to the comment from Healthwatch Dorset on the use of Freestyle Libre sensors for people in Dorset.

The guidance from NHS England states that from April 2019, patients will be able to receive it on prescription from their local GP or diabetes team helping them to better manage their blood sugar levels.

We also made this position clear at the public session of the CCG governing body meeting on the 20th November.

We have expressed our concern to Healthwatch Dorset that they are seeming to suggest something is not available in Dorset that is widely available across the country as this is not the case.

The latest update on this can be accessed here.