Re: Patients with type 1 diabetes are missing out on flash glucose devices, finds BMJ investigation
I share Partha Kar's frustration with postcode lotteries. However, his remarks suggest ire directed at CCGs. Postcode lotteries are an explicit result of government policy - the smoke-and-mirrors of 'local decisions by local people' - which abdicates responsibility whilst providing insufficient funds for first world care, let alone fully implementation of NICE guidance.
In an unhappy few years as a CCG Lead for Clincal Effectiveness, I attempted to include this message in replies to MPs' letters about CCG decisions impacting their constituents. I hope Partha Karr will also direct his efforts to the root cause of the disease.
Competing interests: I remain a member of a CCG IFR panel, in a county with MPs exclusively from the ruling party.