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Must the CCG provide us with a copy of the DST?

A: Yes. If you are the patient or their representative, the CCG must supply the completed DST  when writing to you with the outcome of the decision on eligibility for CHC funding. You may also have been able to be … Continue reading

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What is the role of a Caldicott Guardian?

A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person in each NHS organisation responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient and service-user information and enabling appropriate information-sharing. Q: Why do I need to know about Caldicott Guardians? A: Because a CCG may … Continue reading

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What does the “More Complaints Please!” report say about the NHS?

The parliamentary Public Administration Committee’s Twelfth Report,”More complaints please!”  was published on 12th April 2014. Amongst the pages of the report, there were several references to the NHS, and some of these are included below. Summary Complaints about the NHS, and the … Continue reading

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Can the CCG overturn a recommendation made by the MDT?

Find the National Framework and the associated resources here. See also: “Can the CCG alter the wording of a recommendation made by the MDT?“ What does the Framework say? The Framework says that the multidisciplinary team’s recommendation is to be … Continue reading

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Who is on a Multi-disciplinary Team?

Find the National Framework and the associated resources here. Complaints – how to appeal, and other matters to do with complaining about the process or outcome of an application for CHC Funding The Decision Support Tool – the DST Annex … Continue reading

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Can the CCG alter the wording of a recommendation made by the MDT?

This is a good question. Can the CCG alter the wording of a recommendation for continuing healthcare funding if they do not like what it says, and they do not wish to follow the recommendation made by the Multi-Disciplinary Team? … Continue reading

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