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[IPk] Re: Pump



I'm sending some messages from Lesley as she's unable to send messages 
to the list at the moment.
Di

-------- Original Message --------

Hi Paul

(Please note - this message was first sent on 21 June, so may be a
little out-of-date now!)

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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