David’s question to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman on FreeStyle Libre

Scottish Parliament
1 November 2018
David’s question to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman on FreeStyle Libre
David :As co-chair of the cross-party group on diabetes, I have had very positive feedback about FreeStyle Libre, particularly the benefits of reducing the need for frequent finger prick blood tests and of well-maintained HbA1c levels—the blood glucose levels.
Will the cabinet secretary confirm that the technology is being dispensed throughout Scotland according to the prescribed guidelines without caveats?
Jeane Freeman:
I am grateful for the work of the cross-party group that David Stewart chairs.
My expectation is that the device will be prescribed according to the guidance—that is my absolute expectation of all the territorial health boards.
I would want to know if that was not the case, so that I could take action accordingly.