"My local CCG won't fund my chronic pain relief"
Posted by Yorkie44 (as ),
I was referred to York Hospital pain clinic for facet joint injection in my neck due to chronic nerve pain. I was told that these injections were not deemed as an essential service and I would have to pay £200 per injection.
I found out that other PCTs (as they were called last year) were doing these injections for free. I got an injection last year for free with the intervention of my MP.
I now find myself in the same position as last year as I am now in the Vale of York care commissioning group area and they still see these injections as non-essential.
I know that other CCGs are supplying these injections to patients for free. Why can't YDH? It's disgraceful to tell me that my chronic pain is minor and non-essential. Anybody who suffers constant nerve pain will tell you that these injections are essential and should be supplied for free like other PCT's are doing.
I would be interested in hearing from people in other CCG areas who are receiving these injections for free. I am writing to my MP on this matter and any information on this area would be much appreciated.