UPDATE: Following publication of our article, the ICB has now released a statement that shared care IS funded in Plymouth after all! Most importantly, they stated:
"[...]GP practices can choose to enter into a shared care arrangement with a clinic for prescribing and monitoring. It is for the individual GP practice to decide whether to enter into these arrangements and is not a decision that NHS Devon are involved in.
"To support GPs, NHS Devon is operating a funding framework for practices who take on shared care arrangements with NHS and non-NHS providers. Each application is considered on a case-by-case basis and, if approved, NHS Devon would provide funding to support the practice.
"We are producing an update to send to all GP practices across Devon to clarify the above information."