Access to blood testing strips

Last week a series of Parliamentary Questions were put by Keith Vaz MP about people getting sufficent test striips to manage their diabetes well.  Click here to see the answer, which left the decision whether or not to prescribe with your doctor.  

If you have trouble getting them, click here for a copy of the letter sent by the Department of Health reminding GPs of the need to prescribe enough test strips.   If you are having problems, print out a copy of this letter to show to your GP, and if that still doesn't work, request their explanation in writing.  This way you'll have something concrete to take to your MP and ask for their help in rectifying the matter, either through the local Clinical Commissioning Group or through Parliament.