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Radiotherapy - funding by PCT (UK)
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06/30/2008 06:48
ladybowling 
06/30/2008 06:48
ladybowling 
Radiotherapy - funding by PCT (UK)

My GP wants to refer me to Poole for radiotherapy for early-stage Dupuytrens, but the Primary Care Trust has refused funding. Does anyone know how to successfully appeal? Time is short, as I understand the radiotherapy has to be done in the early stages to be successful in stopping the condition.
Also, does anyone know costs in various countries for the radiotherapy?

06/30/2008 10:31
philwaite 
06/30/2008 10:31
philwaite 
Re: Radiotherapy - funding by PCT (UK)

Try contacting Poole directly yourself.
As in my case, they may just offer to take you without funding from your local authority.
Call 01202 442690 - Office of Dr TD Goode.

Also consider looking through earlier discussion threads on this site e.g.
http://www.dupuytren-online.info/Forum_E...php?board=0&;thema=292&page=1#0

06/30/2008 10:39
ladybowling 
06/30/2008 10:39
ladybowling 
Re: Radiotherapy - funding by PCT (UK)

Many thanks, Phil - you've made my day!
Was your treatment successful? I know of several who have had surgical treatment, but no-one for radiotherapy. Would love to hear your experience.

06/30/2008 10:40
philwaite 
06/30/2008 10:40
philwaite 
Re: Radiotherapy - funding by PCT (UK)

Try this link again. If its not a 'one click' hit then please copy the entire line into your internet browser.
http://www.dupuytren-online.info/Forum_E...php?board=0&;thema=292&page=1#0

06/30/2008 10:45
ladybowling 
06/30/2008 10:45
ladybowling 
Re: Radiotherapy - funding by PCT (UK)

I'm getting the message "This topic does not exist"

06/30/2008 10:59
philwaite 
06/30/2008 10:59
philwaite 
Re: Radiotherapy - funding by PCT (UK)

Sorry about that. No idea why its not being helpful!

Full entry reads: UK treatment of Dupytrens using radiation
04/06/08

Try going to the forum, click on search, type in - UK radiation - and look down the list for the above entry. There are, within these notes, also links (that seem to work) to other useful background reading of real, recent experiences.

06/30/2008 11:04
ladybowling 
06/30/2008 11:04
ladybowling 
Re: Radiotherapy - funding by PCT (UK)

Many thanks - I've found the thread now. Most grateful for your help.

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