Mum is at stage 5 to 6 diagnosed 8 weeks ago. As a new TP member, I have read ALL the really usefull leaflets on the main site and have further read TP postings back to front. I WOULD STRONGLY ADVICE ALL NEW MEMBERS TO DO THE SAME if time permits; what an eye opener.
MY RANT........CHC. It seems almost impossible to get and when I have read some of your stories, alas, they have brought me to tears.
The NHS and SOCIAL SERVICES etc seem to be run on form filling and assessments !
I have a really stupid solution to this utter waste of time and paper, why not allow our DOCTORS/GP's do the assessing. Call me stupid but generally they have known the person for at least 50 years. Whilst I acknowledge that they are not specialist in mental health, by the fact they have know US PERSONALLY FOR YEARS, doesn't that count for something ?
To think I have paid all my taxes to be paid on paper fillers and assessors, I honestly think in a five minute conversation, my doctor could reach a very quick decision about CHC and furthermore, the best way forward for my mother.
Please AGREE or DISAGREE, no offence will be taken either way.
Thanks and rant over and the very best of luck to everyone trying to obtain CHC.