Why it matters: Insulin pen needles range in price between approximately £3.95 to £30.00 per box. There is no evidence that suggests that there are any significant differences between brands of needles, although there are recommendations about length of needle. NHS England is promoting the use of lower cost needles, i.e. those under £5 per box, which are already in widespread use across the NHS.
Description: Cost of higher cost (≥£5/box) insulin pen needles per 1000 patients
Sub-ICB Locations are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual Sub-ICB Location, plus deciles across all Sub-ICB Locations in the NHS in England.