A Better Deal for Military Amputees
17 November 2013
A number of people have already recognised the need to access extra funding streams to support the on-going mobility needs of war veterans. Following representation by National Wheelchair Managers Forum and PMG, it was suggested that the veterans prosthetic panel, which manages identified funding to support enhanced prosthetic hardware for war veterans, should have its remit extended to include support for complex wheelchairs.
This proposal has gathered momentum under the guidance of Sam Gallop and the ALLPG. PMG and NWMF have supported the initiative by making direct representation to Dr Andrew Murrison who reported initially of the prosthetics service for war veterans (A better deal for military amputees) . Dr Murrison, in turn, has now raised this as a recommendation to Jeremy Hunt, health minister. We await the outcome with interest.