Patients attend pharmacy up to 14 times per annum so this initiative uses community pharmacies to facilitate change at adhoc patient attendance rather than specific targeting.
It is anticipated that approximately 50 patients per pharmacy will require BGM swap so the swaps will be conducted over 6 months.
Pharma will supply the new range of meters
Pharmacies will provide Pharmacist led review/consultation with patients [15 – 20 minutes] covering:
. Diabetes management – lifestyle, hypo, signposting etc.
. Appropriateness of BGM , testing frequency etc, including validation with secondary care that specialist meter is required
. Switch of meter and instruction on how to use including strips and lancets if incompatible with patients remaining supplies
. Update to GP with new prescription requirements including read code
. Completion of Pharmoutcome claim and evidence including read code