Australian Government Department of Health
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) delivers diabetes-related products at subsidised prices and provides information and support services to people with diabetes. On behalf of Diabetes Australia and the Commonwealth Department of Health, AHA conducted an independent review of the NDSS Product Schedule.
AHA examined the appropriateness and currency of products on the list, in terms of best practice stock management and to reduce wastage.
AHA’s review included:
Findings were presented to MESAC and their suggestions incorporated in AHA’s final report, which included recommendations for changes to the current Product Schedule and the future listing/delisting process.
The NDSS provides support for people with diabetes including providing access to subsidised products, such as blood glucose test strips and sharps, to over 700,000 people.