1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. byrnedjp

    byrnedjp Registered User

    Mar 21, 2013
    168
    London
    Has anyone had to take Legal action against an Nhs service?

    If so is there a specific organisation that caters for Carers?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Havemercy

    Havemercy Registered User

    Oct 8, 2012
    116

    Why don't you try this organisation - set up specifically to advise and help.

    http://www.healthwatch.co.uk/
     
  3. byrnedjp

    byrnedjp Registered User

    Mar 21, 2013
    168
    London
    Thanks for that
    I will contact them this week
     
  4. byrnedjp

    byrnedjp Registered User

    Mar 21, 2013
    168
    London
    Ive had 2 replies to my Complaint via "Pals" - both of them are similar in tone and address none of the issues i have with the service delivered - It has now gone to the Ombudsman but i am now lost in this process and am considering Legal action

    Why does it have to be like this?

    i Am "losing it" big time
     
  5. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,741
    Salford
    There are many specialist lawyers out there who do a "no win no fee" case for you.
    Most I understand do a free interview first to decide whether or not they think you have a case as if you don't there's no point in them taking your case on, this at least will give you some idea if the legal profession believes you have the makings of a case.
    I guess negligence is the big one as they hold all the evidence it might be difficult to prove in a way.
    Generally I'm against suing the NHS but where they have clearly failed in their duty of care to the detriment of someone's health, it sometimes is the only way to make things improve though.
    Obviously I don't expect you to put all the circumstances on here so I suggest you get some outside advise that you do have a case.
    The free interview and advise should come without you having to commit to anything so you could start there.
    K
     
  6. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,740
    #6 fizzie, Jun 15, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2016
    I have a ongoing complaint. Healthwatch are in my opinion useless. So are PALS but you have to go that route unless you are going directly to a lawyer. Mine is currently with the PHSO who are simply repeating the process that I went through with PALS - what a waste of time. Meanwhile people are dying....................what can I say about the state of the NHS in this country - too many agency nurses, not enough hands on knowledge and their grasp on dementia is NIL
    Rant over - if I was doing it again I would go straight to a lawyer
     
  7. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,042
    If I was well enough so would I Fizzie.
     
  8. byrnedjp

    byrnedjp Registered User

    Mar 21, 2013
    168
    London
    I agree

    You are urged to go the formal route and you know before starting that its a waste of time

    Im in the hands of the Ombudsman and i still have very little faith

    That people should go through life and end up in this mess is beyond depressing
     

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