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Re: [IPk] New Accu Chek Insight Pump



Some hospitals clearly have a stash of pumps in the cupboard & you 
can try before you buy.  Other hospitals have you choose "blind".

As for the CCGs & funding... The over-used term "postcode lottery" 
springs to mind.



> On 24 Mar 2014, at 21:41, Helene Shaw <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> That's funny, because at Ipswich, they give you a saline trial on each pump you
> are considering (or they are offering). Then you cross your fingers for the
> funding and start on the day you get your actual pump. I got the combo in
> December but know that you now need a very good reason to get that one, as the
> CCG are trying to restrict funding to the simplest/cheapest pump. With the
> combo,the reservoir lasts approx 7 days for me, so I actually only need to
> change cannula every 3 days. And the infusion set and reservoir straddles that.
> It will ultimately work out cheaper over a year. I've changed the meter
> batteries once in 3 months, and the pump batteries twice. So far I think it's
> very efficient.
> 
> Helene
> 
> Sent from Helene's iPad
> 
>>> On 24 Mar 2014, at 19:29, "Jonathan Rohan Kickham" 
<email @ redacted>
>> wrote:
>> 
>> 14th is the big day!! I have had assessments, and trial dummy run 
and fund
>> agreement. As Belinda says the stage I am about to commence is the 
saline
>> trial run, very quickly followed by actual insulin.
>> 
>> Jonathan Rohan Kickham
>> 
>> 
>>> On 24 March 2014 17:58, Melissa Ford <email @ redacted> 
wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Belinda and Jonathan
>>> 
>>> To me, Jonathan's email sounded like he actually has the pump 
start
>>> appointment booked for 14 April.
>>> 
>>> Jonathan, can you clear up whether you're going to be seen in the 
pump
>>> clinic for the first time (for assessment) or whether you have 
been told
>>> the 14th is your date for being trained on your pump?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Cheers!
>>> 
>>> Melissa
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM, Belinda Washington <
>>> email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Jonathan,
>>>> 
>>>> The NICE guidance, or your clinical needs would have to change 
before you
>>>> would get CGMS funding on the NHS.  Pump funding is more 
routine.  The
>>>> first requirement of CGMS funding is effectively that the pump 
improved,
>>>> but did not resolve, the control issues.  This means that you 
must have
>>>> tried the pump for a while first.
>>>> 
>>>> Not all CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) fund all pumps for 
all
>>>> patients, nor do all hospitals offer all pumps - so you, the 
patient, are
>>>> free to choose what they say you can.  You need to find out what 
your
>>>> options are, and what choose from those.
>>>> 
>>>> CGMS is funded by the Commissioning Support Units (which serve 
larger
>>>> areas than CCGs.
>>>> 
>>>> It isn't as clear cut as it ought to be.  The appointment is a
>>> discussion,
>>>> then you choose a pump, they apply, you should be funded, the 
money is
>>>> transferred, the pump is obtained by the clinic, an appointment 
is made,
>>>> you start the saline trial, then you start on insulin.  That's 
easily 3
>>>> months.
>>>> 
>>>> Belinda
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Jonathan Rohan Kickham <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>> Hi Philippa I was really interested in your comments on the new 
Roche
>>> Accu
>>>> Chek Insight pump and meter. I am due for my first pump on April 
14 and
>>> am
>>>> reading the pumpers comments for the first time with 
fascination. It does
>>>> not look as if it will be available in time for me 
unfortunately. I
>>> wonder
>>>> if it is worth delaying my first pump appointment. I am not 
convinced by
>>>> the Animas product as I cannot see myself using CGM until it is 
funded on
>>>> NHS. Jonathan T1 20 years, about to pump! Jonathan Rohan Kickham 
On 21
>>>> March 2014 19:02, Philippa Cooper  wrote: > Hi > Just seen this 
on a
>>>> sighting of the new Accu Chek Insight Pump & the new > cartidge 
filling
>>>> device. Thought I'd post the link in case anyone > interested. > > > >
> http://circles-of-blue.winchcombe.org/index.php/2014/03/18/first-look-accu-chek-aviva-insight-pump/
>>>> 
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