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[IPu] Re: British Infusion Subsidy Situation ?



So Tori,

... define basic infusion sets ?  Ultraflex are not sold in Australia yet
(as far as I know).  Tell me about Sils/ Comforts/Tenders (same thing called
3 different things by MM / DIS and Animas).  I like disconnecting at the
site (without extra tubing) ... showers are soooooo much better without
"strangling yourself with tubing" ... besides showers are about the only
time my  pump is removed (it's waterproof).

And of course their syringes / cartridges for the pump are subsidised right
?

Regards,

Janette

-- Original Message -----
From: "Tori" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: [IPu] British Situation ?


> As far as I'm aware, the basic infusion sets are provided free (Sofset
> etc), but not the more advanced ones (like UltraFlex etc).
>
> The patient contacts the supplier (presuming they have approval through
> their health board for supplies, which is granted by a Consultant [endo]),
> and the supplies are sent to the patient and the bill is sent to the
health
> board.
>
> Things like insulin, the script is held at the chemist (where a script is
> held at all, often you just need your NHS card) to be given insulin across
> the counter. The same applies to syringes, needles, testing strips (even
> meters) etc.
>
> If we only get ONE thing that they have, I would love to not have to get
> prescriptions constantly for basic supplies like insulin and BP
medication.
>
> One of our mailing list group here is actually from the UK (Heather) and
> has only been here for about 18mths. Heather and I spoke on the phone last
> week, lovely lady! She may well be able to clarify some of these things
> better than I can.
>
> Tori
>
> At 11:13 AM 26/03/2003, you wrote:
>
> >Hi Tori,
> >
> >So which infusions are subsidised there ?  Everything or similar to NDSS
(no
> >disconnecting) ?
> >Janette
>
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