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Is there an exhaustive list of all the products and equipment the NHS is able to supply?

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Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,787 Pioneering
Is there an exhaustive list available on-line, of all of the products and equipment that NHS is able to supply ?
Rather than self finance ..

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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,787 Pioneering
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    I have just been told that NHS cannot supply the KAFO sock recommended for my KAFO!

  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,787 Pioneering
    edited March 2022
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    Cressida said:

    Thanks for the link - however, it does not mention anything other than hardware/ equipment fot the home itself !
    They don't even mention compression stockings - which I know that they include (I had a DVT 20+ years ago)
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,787 Pioneering
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    Anyone know whether KAFO socks are available on NHS? 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm not 100% sure, @wibbles, but I did find a few links from local NHS trusts, such as this one, that I think suggest they can sometimes be provided to patients on the NHS. Perhaps it's done on a case by case basis? Was it an NHS doctor that told you they can't be provided on the NHS? 

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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2022
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    I was measured for and given a compression sock by my local chemist some ten years ago at no cost. I was told they were eighty pounds, over priced as usual. I too had a dvt some thirty years ago and I still have a swollen leg to this day @Wibbles.

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,787 Pioneering
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    leeCal said:
    I was measured for and given a compression sock by my local chemist some ten years ago at no cost. I was told they were eighty pounds, over priced as usual. I too had a dvt some thirty years ago and I still have a swollen leg to this day @Wibbles
    Knee length compression socks Are or Were available on the NHS
    But according to the chap that I emailed (from the NHS supply section) - full length KAFO socks "probably" are not!! 

  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    I was to be measured for a full length one two weeks ago but I became ill and had to cancel the appointment with a nurse. I am seeing the nurse about something else next week though, I’ll ask her whether there’s a cost or not involved. 🙂

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,787 Pioneering
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    leeCal said:
    I was to be measured for a full length one two weeks ago but I became ill and had to cancel the appointment with a nurse. I am seeing the nurse about something else next week though, I’ll ask her whether there’s a cost or not involved. 🙂
    Thanks any news yet? 
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