Given some of the shenanigans and hoops required to obtain CCG funding for pumps, I thought I'd reach out to the pump companies and ask how much it would cost to purchase their various wares via private funding instead of CCG funding. The results are interesting, but not massively surprising, if you have read the NICE CSII tech appraisal. Each pump can be split out into a one off cost for hardware and then monthly or quarterly costs for consumables. These tend to vary a little by person, so I have the modal values for plugging into a model. The details show the cost of the one-off investment, the monthly or quarterly cost, which will be specified and the annual consumable charge. I contacted Ypsomed, Roche, Medtronic and Animas. All prices are ex. VAT. Roche - Accuchek Insight Pump Kit + Meter: £2,495 Quarterly Consumables: £370 Annual Consumables Cost:£1,480 Total First Year Cost: £3,975 Medtronic - Minimed 640G Pump kit: £2995 Monthly Consumables: £97.90 Annual Consumables Cost:£1,174.80 Total First Year Cost: £4,169.80 Note that Enlite CGM Sensors can also be purchased at a cost of £525 for 10 or £275 for 5. Ypsomed - Omnipod PDM Handset: £420 Monthly Consumables: £251.50 Annual Consumables Cost:£3,018 Total First Year Cost: £3,438 Note that it would be possible to replace the PDM by buying yourself a new one when the new, Dexcom integrated version becomes available some time in 2016. Animas - Vibe Pump Kit: £2,800 Monthly Consumables: £137 Annual Consumables Cost: £1,647.95 Total First Year Cost: £4,447.95 As can be seen from the numbers, there is a significant difference in cost between the least and most expensive options available. This should also provide help for people who are looking to find out the value of a pump for insurance purposes.