The outcome of the review has now been approved by the joint Medicines Management Committee.
This review has been supported by NHS South Tyneside Trust Diabetes Service Consultants and Specialist Nurses, GPs, Pharmacists and patient representatives who provided their expertise and endorsement during the process. The Consultants and Specialist Nurses have hands on experience of all the recommended meters and have agreed to only supply these recommended meters to patients, unless there is an assessed need to do otherwise on an individual case basis.
The chosen products are as follows.
- GlucoRx Nexus range:
- Nexus, mini and voice meters
- GlucoRx fine point needles
- BBraun Omnican fine needles
Practices in South Tyneside will soon be moving over to these products and Community Pharmacist are advised to start reducing their stocks of other test strips, needles and meters. so they are not left with over stocks.
Below is guide to the Range that will be used.