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DS1500 Replacement Form: ‘Special Rules’ (SR1) Update for GPs

The DS1500 form which was used to 'fast-track' benefits for patients with a prognosis of 6 months or less has been replaced by the 'SR-1' form (Special Rules-1 Form). It is largely the same form with two sections. The first relates to the patient diagnosis. The major change here is that there is more leeway in your estimation of the patient's prognosis - it is now 12 months with an understanding there is difficulty in estimating the duration of the final illness.

The second part of the form is completed to seek payment by the medical practitioner (the fee) who has completed the form.

The form is based online via NHS Spine portal, however if this does not function, hard copies (PDF attached) can be emailed.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-factual-medical-reports-guidance-for-healthcare-professionals/the-special-rules-how-the-benefit-system-supports-people-nearing-the-end-of-life

Updated on Monday, 24 April 2023, 5396 views

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