Scottish soldier refused treatment in English hospital?

'ULTIMATE SLAP IN THE FACE'
Hero ex-soldier Callum Brown who lost both his legs fighting Taliban in Afghanistan one step closer to hospital treatment in England after originally ‘being refused because he’s Scottish’

I hope it's not just me that finds that funny.
 
Story is bollox. He was refused treatment because his Scottish Health Trust wasn't ponying up for the treatment in Birmingham.
 
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Story is bollox. He was refused treatment because his Scottish Health Trust wasn't ponying up for the treatment in Birminhgham.
Evidence?
 
if the treatment he wants in Birmingham is available local to him then that may be why there's a problem.

Trouble is that complex trauma is exactly that - complex and you build up a rapport and trust with your doctors.

I've had the same surgeons since injury and will continue with them until I die or they retire.

Callum should be asked what he wants.
 
It is a load of bollix - It has nothing to do with him being Scottish, that is the Daily Record trying to stir things to keep the sheep happy. It's all about the availability of cannabis pain relief . There is reciprocal arrangements and transfer of costs between All NHS Trusts. However Scottish NHS do not sanction this particular pain relief. Also, the fact he lives in Scotland is nothing to do with the treatment being stopped it is down to his local NHS who are refusing to pay the Birmingham NHS for the treatment he is receiving, it's all down to the bean counters.it would take a hundred pages to explain so I've kept it simple
 
It is a load of bollix - It has nothing to do with him being Scottish, that is the Daily Record trying to stir things to keep the sheep happy. It's all about the availability of cannabis pain relief . There is reciprocal arrangements and transfer of costs between All NHS Trusts. However Scottish NHS do not sanction this particular pain relief. Also, the fact he lives in Scotland is nothing to do with the treatment being stopped it is down to his local NHS who are refusing to pay the Birmingham NHS for the treatment he is receiving, it's all down to the bean counters.it would take a hundred pages to explain so I've kept it simple
And ignorant of the patients needs.
 
Can't stand these compo face stories but it sounds like someone needs to get a grip and exercise some common sense. If he wants treatment in Birmingham just give it to him. It's not like he hasn't earned it.
 
As far as I can gather from the comments made, nothing has changed. Birmingham have said as much and and they have made two appointments for him to assess his latest round of treatment. Switching funds between NHS England and the Scottish version must have happened lots in his past and for others with money going both ways. It probably happens within each area if specialist treatment is only available in another health trust's area. There is no suggestion in the article that this approval has been or might be refused. Someone, him possibly, has had the funding arrangements explained, got totally the wrong end of the stick and run off to the press.

His buying and using illegal drugs for their 'pain relief' values is a totally separate matter.
 

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