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Re: [IPk] Re - Pump

Hi Paul

> Once a clinical decision has been made that you need a pump, then the 
> PCT cannot refuse to fund.  You should not need to apply any pressure, 
> but in reality you may need to do a bit of chasing.  Your consultant 
> needs to write to your PCT for funding.  If you don't hear from the 
> PCT, ring up the Commissioning Manager and ask why you haven't heard.  
> If they say / write that no funding is available, tell them you know 
> about their obligations to NICE guidance.  If they still insist there 
> is no money, contact John Davis on email @ redacted
> Best wishes
> Lesley
> Paul Coker wrote:
>> Hi
>> This sounds very interesting, I am currently trying to get funding for a
>> pump.  The consultant has agreed that clinically I meet the NICE 
>> guidelines
>> for a pump, but if I am sucessful in getting a pump funded I will be the
>> first... ...watch this space.
>> I am already signed up for an education course (DAFNE) which the 
>> consultant
>> has stipulted that I must do in order to progress on to pumping; the 
>> course
>> takes place early in July.
>> Paul
>> Any ideas on how I can apply pressure to gain the funding would be
>> gratefully received.
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