This is one rule for us and another for the immunocompromised James Moore


Lsimilar to Downing Street at parties, it seems to be foaming, rinsing, repeating, when it comes to people with weakened immune systems getting the treatments they need to prevent the evil bundle of protein, fat and RNA that causes Covid-19.

Last month, all NHS funds, foundation fund health directors, and clinical care team health directors received a communication message to contact their patients about the new Covid treatments currently available to them. tole I should led to these patients receiving letters telling them about these treatments and describing how they would get them if they were unfamiliar with the virus.

The plan was to issue them PCR tests to keep them at home. These could be used at the onset of Covid symptoms, and if the test was positive, you would receive a rating for treatment with available antiviral or monoclonal antibodies.

And behold, the Lord said let him go there with light. And it was light! Because you can file this under the title “damn good idea”. How often does this happen in today’s Britain? Of course you can see the problem. What no In today’s UK, it is very common for good ideas that find grip to go wrong due to poor execution, communication or bureaucracy.

Clare Jacklin, executive director of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, told me that some people have no problem receiving letters, a kit, and everything else they need, others certainly don’t. My wife is among them.

Blood Cancer UK said almost the same thing. He begins research among his members to discover the extent of the problem, as he has heard multiple instances of people not receiving letters or tests. A similar exercise highlighted the problems that people with weakened immune systems face – and in some cases still do – face in getting the punctures they need.

To get the same coverage as you or I get with two primary injections and a stimulant, they need three – plus a fourth to boost immunity. Such an exercise could shed light on the extent of the problem in his customer base. Anecdotally, there seems to be a problem with zip codes. There may also be a problem with some special conditions being virtually omitted from the list.

Research should shed light on this regarding blood cancer. Other such exercises would be necessary for other conditions. My wife’s experience with both problems – the fourth vaccine injection and the PCR test – would show that the problem is that parts of the NHS don’t communicate effectively with other parts, and the top doesn’t always communicate effectively with the ground level.

The call to the hospital where she is, was left to the general practitioner, she was returned back to the hospital. Follow-up Call 119 – Specially configured to answer questions or help with coronavirus vaccinations, testing, NHS Covid passes, etc. – did not bring any help. The person on the other end of the line does not appear to have been informed of any of this.

I wonder if the service needs to invest in some internal communication people? Maybe they need to be given some strength too. That should be what the vaccine minister should pick up and run. Former current President Nadhim Zahawi has been pushed into government, perhaps deservedly given the relative success of the British program.

I have heard good things about him from connoisseurs, although it must be said that in the current administration he will do this to you if you do so in the current administration with a very low limit that it is not completely bullshit.

Whether that applies to his replacement, Maggie Throup, remains to be seen. When I contacted the Ministry of Health and Welfare, I was redirected to the NHS of England. In other words, I was experiencing the same escape as my wife – and other immunocompromised patients. For them alone, this is much more serious.

For the record, NHS England said: “Thousands of patients at highest risk for Covid-19 are now being treated with these life-saving medicines as part of this service, which is only a few weeks old and local doctors ensure patients are treated where they can benefit from treatment. ”

I doubt my wife will solve her case in the end. She is obsessed with the kind of peaceful intransigence we need to prevail over British bureaucratic tricks. But this is not true for everyone. Too many people are not accustomed to such a struggle, which in reality no one should lead. Coping with a serious medical condition is stressful enough.

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Jacklin describes the situation as “scary”. “I’m worried that people will get in touch with different experts and then hear‘ I don’t know ’. What kind of confidence does it build to say that they are in good hands? ”

He urges those in this position to talk to a group of patients who are important to their condition if they find themselves in the NHS bureaucracy because they are omitted from the list. I would support that. The NHS, GPs, foundations and clinics are under tremendous pressure. Jacklin doesn’t want to be seen throwing bricks at them, and neither do I.

But at the same time, it would be reckless for people in my wife’s position to miss out on medications they might need that could save lives.


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