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.
> Sent from Helene's iPad
>>> On 24 Mar 2014, at 19:29, "Jonathan Rohan Kickham"
<email @ redacted>
>> 14th is the big day!! I have had assessments, and trial dummy run
>> agreement. As Belinda says the stage I am about to commence is the
>> trial run, very quickly followed by actual insulin.
>> Jonathan Rohan Kickham
>>> On 24 March 2014 17:58, Melissa Ford <email @ redacted>
>>> Hi Belinda and Jonathan
>>> To me, Jonathan's email sounded like he actually has the pump
>>> appointment booked for 14 April.
>>> Jonathan, can you clear up whether you're going to be seen in the
>>> clinic for the first time (for assessment) or whether you have
>>> the 14th is your date for being trained on your pump?
>>> 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
>>>> would get CGMS funding on the NHS. Pump funding is more
>>>> first requirement of CGMS funding is effectively that the pump
>>>> but did not resolve, the control issues. This means that you
>>>> tried the pump for a while first.
>>>> Not all CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) fund all pumps for
>>>> patients, nor do all hospitals offer all pumps - so you, the
>>>> free to choose what they say you can. You need to find out what
>>>> options are, and what choose from those.
>>>> CGMS is funded by the Commissioning Support Units (which serve
>>>> areas than CCGs.
>>>> It isn't as clear cut as it ought to be. The appointment is a
>>>> then you choose a pump, they apply, you should be funded, the
>>>> transferred, the pump is obtained by the clinic, an appointment
>>>> you start the saline trial, then you start on insulin. That's
>>>> Jonathan Rohan Kickham <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>> Hi Philippa I was really interested in your comments on the new
>>>> Chek Insight pump and meter. I am due for my first pump on April
>>>> reading the pumpers comments for the first time with
fascination. It does
>>>> not look as if it will be available in time for me
>>>> if it is worth delaying my first pump appointment. I am not
>>>> the Animas product as I cannot see myself using CGM until it is
>>>> NHS. Jonathan T1 20 years, about to pump! Jonathan Rohan Kickham
>>>> March 2014 19:02, Philippa Cooper wrote: > Hi > Just seen this
>>>> sighting of the new Accu Chek Insight Pump & the new > cartidge
>>>> device. Thought I'd post the link in case anyone > interested. > > > >
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