Hello all and the overseer to the question re FES.
My neurological physiotherapist tried me out with a FES, and I was so impressed that I wanted one. Our local health trust had already pulled the plug on providing these things, but my N.P. said that the hospitals were still requesting them, and so far the health trust had complied. But this week I received a letter from the health trust to say that “Having carefully considered the information provided, the Panel have declined funding for this treatment as there is lack of evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness for this procedure and there is no evidence of exceptional individual circumstances ie no reason to believe that you would derive a greater degree of benefit than other patients with the same condition.”
I could appeal of course, but I would need a medic to shout my corner and there are none to hand. I just thought that I should share this so that others will not get their hopes up re FES as I did.