Benefits for terminally ill patients: five minutes with . . . Nikhil SharmaBMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l630 (Published 07 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l630
- Susan Mayor
“The fast track ‘special rules’ process for people with a terminal diagnosis such as motor neurone disease (MND) requires that they are expected to die within six months.
“It’s vital that this six month limit is scrapped, as it has a profound impact on virtually all aspects of care for people with MND.
“I’ve had examples of people with MND where the benefits agencies challenged applications made under the special …