NHS trust incontinence pads

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
Here in Nottinghamshire its Tena Slip Super and they are cloth backed which I really don't lik because they chaff,, do you think they would change them to the Tena Slip Maxi plastic backing if I asked, which are a tad more expensive. Would they be willing to do it even if you had no sensory issues and it's more out of preference? Also what incontinence pads does you NHS trust supply and are they any good? Are they all clothe backed?

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  • Here in Nottinghamshire its Tena Slip Super and they are cloth backed which I really don't lik because they chaff,, do you think they would change them to the Tena Slip Maxi plastic backing if I asked, which are a tad more expensive. Would they be willing to do it even if you had no sensory issues and it's more out of preference? Also what incontinence pads does you NHS trust supply and are they any good? Are they all clothe backed?

    You can ask but unless they have them you’re not likely to get them. They generally use the cheapest suppliers so no you won’tl get the more expensive brands.
  • If I remember correctly, you're given the product based on the volume of incontinence. My grandmother was using the tena mini supers but they weren't absorbent enough so she went up to the slip size. The nurse explained that she gets a certain 'volume' amount per day so because she was using higher absorbency pads she was prescribed less of them than the smaller ones. Am I making sense?

    There's a difference in absorbency between the slip super and maxi so they might put you on the maxi but reduce the amount you get. There's no harm in asking - all they can say is no!

    Our area switched from tena to ontex last year so I'm guessing the ontex were cheaper!
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