Dear Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust,

I was hoping you may be able to help. I have an interest in diabetes and over the last 12 months much has changed in the medicines available in this field. I was wondering if you would be good enough to privide some sort of list of 'formulary/guidlines' of the diabetes drugs available within the LHB. Thank you for your time.

Yours faithfully,

David Smith

FOIA Requests,

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Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).
Please find attached a leaflet outlining the FOI Act.

We are dealing with your request and will respond to you shortly. In the
meantime if you have any queries please contact us at
[email address]

Kind regards

Materion Corfforaethol / Corporate Affairs
Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters
1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

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Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /
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University Local Health Board
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FOIA Requests,

Dear Mr Smith

I refer to your FOIA request received on 22^nd January 2010 seeking a list
of formulary/guidelines in relation to diabetes drugs available with the
LHB.

The Health Board accesses its formulary via an E-BNF system which is a web
based solution viewed via the intranet. Consequently no paper copies are
held. However, accessing the following link
([1]http://www.bnf.org/bnf/extra/current/450... you can set up an
ATHENS account to log in view the formulary.

We hope this will address your information needs, however if we can be of
any further assistance please let us know.

Under the terms of the Health Board's Freedom of Information policy,
individuals seeking access to recorded information held by the Health
Board are entitled to request internal review of the handling of their
requests. If you would like to complain about the Health Board's handling
of your request please contact me directly at the address below or
register your complaint via [2][email address]. If after
Internal Review you remain dissatisfied you are also entitled to refer the
matter to the information commissioner at the Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF (Tel 01625
545 745, Fax 01625 524510)

Materion Corfforaethol / Corporate Affairs

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Pencadlys ABM / ABM Headquarters

1 Talbot Gateway, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7BR

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM yw enw gweithredu Bwrdd Iechyd Lleol Prifysgol
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg /

ABM Health Board is the operational name of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg
University Local Health Board

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Michael Jones left an annotation ()

To register for an Athens acount you must be employed by the NHS and access the account via the INTRANET

Jo Brodie left an annotation ()

Registering with the BNF is free, the relevant link is below the one (on their page http://www.bnf.org) saying 'Login for Athens Users'.

Section 6.1 of the BNF covers 'Drugs used in diabetes'.

For patient information leaflets (PILs) about particular drugs see http://www.xpil.medicines.org.uk

There is also some information on Diabetes UK's website (I work for them) here http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diab... - see the pink menu on the left for different classes of diabetes and diabetes-related drugs.

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