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Re: [IPu] British Situation



Heather,

Thanks for explaining how it was woking in the UK. 

Janette,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Heather Ayson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [IPu] British Situation 


> Janette
> 
> I left the UK not quite 2 years ago, and I was given 2 Disetronic
> H-Tronplus V100 pumps through my diabetic clinic at the Ipswich Hospital
> in Suffolk.  There were 4 of us in the group, and in the previous group
> there were 8 of them.  Our group, was given the pumps, plus we were
> supplied with the infusions sets etc for a year.  Because I was
> financially able to, I took over the supplying of my own infusions.  The
> other 3 in the group were supported by the clinic.  I have since heard
> that this clinic has almost run out of money, so I wonder who is
> supplying what these days.
> 
> Since leaving the UK, all sorts of changes seem to have come about,
> particularly with regard to the National Health System.  I just don't
> know how long it can financially run.  Yes, the Dr's visits were free,
> prescriptions were free etc, but because of their finances, you were
> restricted to the type of medications you were given.  I was refused some
> medication that the hospital had prescribed for me, because it was too
> expensive for my GP to fit into his budget.  Therefore I had to have 2nd
> best.
> 
> It seems the UK Govt. has just issued a N.I.C.E. report regarding the
> pumps, and if Alan or some other clever person can find the web site, you
> could have a read of it.  Whether each individual county or health group,
> can financially cope with the suggestions, is yet to be seen.
> 
> Regards Heather
> 
> >From: "Janette Dunn" >Reply-To: email @ redacted >To:
> >Subject: Re: [IPu] British Situation ? >Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 12:13:04
> +1100 > >Insulin Pumpers is made possible by your tax deductible
> contributions. >Your donation of $10, $25, or more... just $1 or $2 per
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> the rest >of the diabetes community. Please visit: > >
> http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml > >Your annual contribution
> will eliminate this header from your IP mail > >Hi Tori, > >So which
> infusions are subsidised there ? Everything or similar to NDSS (no
> >disconnecting) ? >Janette >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Tori"
> >To: >Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 2:41 PM >Subject: Re: [IPu] British
> Situation ? > > > > And I would just add that *all* supplies for people
> with chronic >illnesses, > > including diabetes, are supplied free of
> charge in the UK. > > > > Tori > > > > At 01:28 PM 25/03/2003, you wrote:
> > > >The system in the UK is completely different to the NDSS one. To
> obtain a > > >pump through their health scheme you apply through your GP
> to your local > > >health board for approval. The information appears on
> the UK web Site. >The > > >local health board then decides if they can
> justify you getting a pump on >a > > >'cost saving' basis. > > >Alan Reed
> > > > > http://www.hypostasis.info > > Peer support for Type 1 diabetics,
> friends, family and others > >
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