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RE: [IPk] BDA Oxford conference



is there anywhere we can get a copy of the proceedings of this
conference? julette

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Neale [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	03 October 1999 16:40
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	RE: [IPk] BDA Oxford conference
> 
> Greetings all.
> 
> I've only just got back home after the Oxford BDA meeting over a week
> ago!
> There was a slight change of plan, and I was thankful that I had put
> an
> extra handful of infusion sets in my case... I was also starved of
> email
> access, which is why I have been rather quiet :-)
> 
> It was great seeing everyone at the meeting. I think I counted 6 pumps
> in
> use by various people at the conference - and it seemed to stir up a
> great
> deal of interest. What was slightly depressing is that people were
> saying
> "I think I want/need/would benefit from a pump. How do I get one?" And
> the
> honest answer is "it depends". It depends on who your doctor is, it
> depends
> on what region you live in, it depends on how rich you are, it depends
> on
> how willing you are to fight...
> 
> I look forward to the UK reaching a position where a common standard
> is
> used for assessing people's suitability for pump therapy - it does
> require
> a strong commitment on behalf of the patient in order to reap the
> benefits
> - and then the current lottery with regard to funding and availability
> can
> be removed.
> 
> John
> 
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> 
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