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'Low priority'

prescriptions

Proposals to cut prescriptions of 'lowpriority' items, including some diabetes

products, has led to concern that cheaper

items will be dispensed and quality may

suffer. NHS England is currently consulting

on whether to advise GPs to restrict the

prescription of glucose testing strips for

people with Type 2 diabetes and insulin

pen needles for all people with diabetes

over a certain price. The cost of these

items vary greatly, with strips ranging from

£5 to £16, and needles from £4 and £30.

Nikki Joule, Policy Manager at

Diabetes UK, said: "We believe it's vital

that people with diabetes who are largely

self-managing their condition have all the

support they need to do so. We worry

that these proposals will undermine

people's ability and confidence to do this,

and are also concerned that the cheaper

needles proposed by NHS England might

not be as effective as the more expensive

options. Everyone's diabetes and

diabetes management is different, and it's

vital that the outcome of NHS England's

consultation takes into account people's

preferences and ease of use, not just

cost. We are working to ensure that the

views and needs of people with diabetes

are represented in any final decision."

Other items in the proposal include silk

garments and bath products for eczema

and dermatitis; and certain acne, blood

pressure and heart medications that

either have low clinical effectiveness or

where cheaper versions are available.

The consultation period closes on 28

February 2019. We will report on the

outcome in the next issue.

T2 Prevention Week

With around 200,000 people diagnosed

with Type 2 diabetes every year, April sees

the second NHS Diabetes Prevention

Week, which encourages people to

find out their risk as well as how they

prevent developing Type 2. The joint

campaign from NHS England, Public

Health England and Diabetes UK runs

from 1-7 April 2019. Your friends and

family can find out their risk, as well

as ways to prevent the condition by:

1. Using Diabetes UK's online 'Know Your

Risk' tool, which takes just 3 minutes -

www.riskscore.diabetes.org.uk

2. Getting a free NHS health check

(people aged 40¬-74).

3. Asking their GP or practice nurse to

check their risk - and get referred to their

local Healthier You prevention programme,

which is a free NHS service to help reduce

the risk of developing Type 2.

www.preventing-diabetes.co.uk

T2 remission, the cost

An economic study carried out by

researchers at the University of Glasgow

suggests that rolling out a Type 2 diabetes

remission programme could save the

NHS money in the medium and long term.

Analysing the cost of implementing the

Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT),

which involves participants initially moving

to a liquid diet of 800 calories followed

by long-term support from a healthcare

professional to reintroduce healthy food

and ensure maintain weight maintenance,

the research team found that DiRECT

costs around £1,067 per patient in the

first year. With around half of those who

take part in the programme going into

remission, this works out at a cost of

around £2,564 per successful remission.

Given the cost of managing Type 2

diabetes across the whole UK population

is estimated to be £2,801, the NHS

stands to make considerable savings,

while people with Type 2 reduce their risk

of complications. These findings support

the case for considering weight reduction

interventions as a compelling option for

some people to put their Type 2 diabetes

into remission but it's important to

remember the approach doesn't work for

everyone and more evidence is needed

around long-term benefits.

With more ongoing research taking

place, Dr Elizabeth Robertson, Director

of Research at Diabetes UK, said: "It

is critical that we understand the realworld costs of new,

promising, remission

interventions like DiRECT. The secondNHS Diabetes Prevention

Week, the joint campaign from

NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK, runs

1-7 April 2019.

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