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?
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.
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!
@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.