The Next Steps 
 
Once you have submitted the self-referral Deaf4Deaf will now start processing your NHS deaf counselling application.
 

What happens next?
 
Deaf4Deaf will offer you a free online session, this session talks about your mental health in more depth. 
 
Why?
 

 

Deaf4Deaf will need to prove to the NHS that your counselling is essential, we will need to make a full application which involves a large amount of paperwork. This paperwork includes a full description of the mental health issues you could be facing. 

Deaf4Deaf then submit this paperwork to your doctor, your doctor will need to approve the paperwork. 
 
Doctor
 
We will ask you to visit your doctor after the paperwork is submitted, this is to ensure your doctor has submitted the paperwork to the NHS. 
 
NHS Funding Panel
 
When the NHS receives the application, the funding panel will assess your application, a decision will be made. 
 
Timescales
 

The NHS has no national panel that decides each application, the NHS is split into regions, each region has different rules on what they consider to be exceptional reasons to grant counselling for you. The average timescale for a decision to be made is 8 weeks after your doctor has submitted the paperwork.
 
It is essential therefore you visit your doctor to ensure the paperwork has been sent. 
 
Data Protection Laws
 
Deaf4Deaf will no longer receive updates from your doctor regarding the progress of your application.
 
When 8 weeks have passed we will ask you to visit your doctor again to check on the progress of your application. Sometimes doctors have been informed of the decision and neither you or Deaf4Deaf have been informed. 
 
Your responsibility is what?   

 

  • Visit Doctor after 1 week of Deaf4Deaf submitting the paperwork to the Doctor
  • Visit Doctor after 8 weeks of your doctor’s submission to the funding panel to check on the progress of the application

 
Success Failure 
 
Deaf4Deaf cannot guarantee success on any application we submit for funding, 

 NHS Deaf


 
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