Strategic Insight reports are designed to support strategic objectives and planning by Integrated Care System leaders. The aim of this report is to determine current prescribing patterns and prescribing costs of antidiabetic treatments across the ICBs in the North of England with a particular emphasis on SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 mimetics. This will enable organisations to audit current practices against updated NICE guideline recommendations, and to estimate the financial and resource implications of prescribing SGLT-2s to a wider population.

A forthcoming addendum to this publication will estimate the gap between current prescribing of SGLT-2 inhibitors and the number of people with type 2 diabetes who are estimated to be eligible for treatment. Three versions of this addendum will be published covering the North East and Cumbria, Greater Manchester, and Yorkshire and the Humber regions.