Eye on Wales, BBC Wales 20 Oct 2013


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The status of NICE technology appraisal guidance in Wales is the same as in England.  Local Health Boards (LHBs) are under a statutory duty to provide funding to enable the implementation of NICE approved technologies within three months from the date that NICE publishes its final guidance.

NICE guidelines for the use of CGM ‘should be used’ but as in England, there is no obligation on Health Boards to provide funding.

There should be no problem changing hospital clinic within Wales although Health Boards will apply for costs. If you are attending an unsupportive clinic ask your GP to refer you to the clinic of your choice. The Welsh system does allow referral outside Wales however usually funding has to be applied for (via an IPFR).


Help us to keep this list up-to-date – if you believe your clinic should be here, or if you believe a clinic here is no longer pro-active, please email

We are glad to hear about clinics that should be on our list.  By “pro-active” we mean patient-focussed clinics that see pumps as a tool for better self-management, that give enough pump education to enable patients to manage their own basal and bolus adjustments in the long term, and are knowledgeable about the funding process.

The numbers in brackets are the approximate number of pump users, where known.

Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny – Adults (more than 40)

Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil – Children (more than 70)

Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli – Adults (more than 60)

Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend – Children (more than 40)

Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Rhondda Cynon Taf – Adults and children

Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport – Adults and children (more than 50)

Singleton Hospital, Swansea – Adults and children (more than 80)

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

West Wales General Hospital, Carmarthen – Adults and children (more than 100)

Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest – Children (more than 60)