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FAQ: NHS prescriptions – Multiclix lancets

04 Jan 2018

Are Multiclix lancets (0.3mm/30 gauge) allowed on an NHS prescription?

No. Multiclix lancets (0.3mm/30 gauge) have been discontinued by the manufacturer, Roche Diagnostics, and are no longer allowed on an NHS prescription. This is because they have been deleted from the Appliances section of the England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scottish Drug Tariffs on 1 January 2018.

Roche Diagnostics has advised that there is no direct alternative; however, Fastclix lancets (0.3mm/30 gauge) could be considered which are allowed on an NHS prescription. Fastclix lancets (0.3mm/30 gauge) are only compatible with the Accu-Check® FastClix finger pricker which can be obtained by the patient by contacting Accu-Chek® Careline by telephone on 0800 701 000.

For further information on the compatibility of lancing devices and lancets, pharmacy teams can download the NPA resource “Blood glucose monitoring and compatibility equipment checker”.

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