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  • #9801

    Tim
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    Wouldn’t it be quite interesting to compile a list of waiting times for pumps, CGMS (ha!), DAFNE courses, etc., in different PCTs around the country. We could then plot them on a nicely coloured map, which would be pretty cool, no?

  • #10190

    Tim
    Keymaster

    Lothian PCT is currently at 2 1/2 years for a pump apparently.

    I’ve heard of an 11 year wait for DAFNE courses in some PCTs. I think “11 years” must be the NHS equivalent of “40 days and 40 nights” in the Bible. In other words a vague indication of a undetermined length of time.

  • #10194

    Anonymous

    I remember someone saying on here that there was a 2 week wait for a pump in a london hospital somewhere. !!! Imagine that.

  • #10195

    Anonymous

    The Glasgow Victoria’s DAFNE list works out at 11 years I believe – but is now closed! We were trying to do a map for iPAG, but trying to get info isn’t easy! There may be more info once the new Action Plan is out… if not it’s easy enough to ask a MSP to ask a PQ. You then have to consider if you believe what you read or not!

  • #10196

    Tim
    Keymaster

    @aileen – do you think there’s any benefit in asking patients to contribute the data? It might not be quite as objective, perhaps, but would still give a good indication of which areas are good and which are bad.

  • #10197

    Alison
    Keymaster

    Diabetes UK has Infobank which collates all the data available for a particular PCT and allows you to see how they compare with others. http://www.diabetes.org.uk/InfoBankUK/

  • #10198

    Tim
    Keymaster

    @alison – Coo! I never knew that was on the DUK site – that’s both useful and interesting!

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