Reducing the cost of Diabetes Care through centre-led standardisation and sourcing of Blood Glucose Monitoring products

Following a 30% growth in England over the previous five years, Diabetes medicines spend exceeded £1bn in the financial year 2017/18. Almost 20% of the £1bn spend was on ‘Diagnostic and monitoring’ devices, which mainly consists of Test Strips for Blood Glucose Monitors used in self-monitoring by patients.

Our research and client experience indicates that NHS England could save between £28m and £52m (17% to 32%) per year on Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Test Strips.

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