Hello, Mum is in an EMI care home and has been fully funded for the last 4years. She is due to have 'checklist' assessment next week and I have been told by the PCT that if it proved necessary a DST will be done straight afterwards. I have also been informed that I will not be allowed into the Nursing Assessment checklist meeting until 10 minutes from the end. Is it normal procedure go straight into the DST without giving me enough time to read through the checklist paperwork and prepare my case for the DST? Obviously I am hoping that a DST will not be necessary, but when the appt was booked the PCT have arranged for their Mental Health Assessor to be available for 3.5 hours in case a DST is required. Has anyone experienced this before?