Project information

Medical Advocacy For Patients

When patients/ families are faced with a serious illness, the physical and emotional stress can be extremely challenging. We offer guidance and support from the first phone call we get, untill this difficult chapter in life comes to a good end.

12 Months

Charity information: Mars Org. Ltd

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  • Need

    Need

    As a result of the financial crisis in the NHS and the continuing need for further cost saving measures, the standard of care provided to patients is not of the highest. As a result, people who are suffering from health problems or are facing a medical crisis often feel at a loss of what to do, with lengthening waiting lists for even the most critical of health problems and great difficulties in knowing who to contact and how to extract themselves from their often critical situation.

    Solution

    We at MARS have seen the need for people with some medical knowledge and contacts with leading health professionals to support them in their quest for a timely and appropriate intervention.This project will enable people in this vulnerable situation to be able to access the skills,to support them and empower them to find the solution to their health issues, and to advocate for them to ensure the best possible outcome for their current medical crisis or ongoing health issue.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    -To improve care given to sick peole.

    Activities

    » Provide medical advice and navigate patients through the complexity of treatments available, with the guidance of leading health professionals.
    » To secure immediate appointments with leading health professionals if necessary,given that waiting weeks for a NHS appointment can be a literal KILLER
    » Empower our patients where necessary to access a second opinion from leading health professionals with whom we have nurtured personal contacts.

    We will interview users to form case studies


  • Impact

    Impact

    This project will lead to people having better chances in life. By us empowering them to advocate for their own health needs. We will demonstrate our successes, by interviews with users and surveys to users, healthcare professionals and volunteers.

    Risk

    We don't see that there should be any risk other than another organisation deciding to do an identical project. However, even then, we believe that this is not a risk since the more organisations that cater for the sick and vulnrable the more awareness this will bring to the benefit of the patients and family.

    Reporting

    Donors to this project will be updated on a quartely year basis, with a "Medical Advocacy For Patients" progress report detailing its activities and developments.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £48,400

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      Amount Heading Description
      £31,200 Salary costs Salaries for Secretary, Advisor/Coordinator
      £17,200 Office cost Rent for Office, telephone,printing and postage, advertising
  • Background

    Location

    We are located in Hackney, but calls come from Hackney, Haringey, Barnet, Brent, Edgware, Ilford, Salford, Prestwich, Bury and further afield.

    Beneficiaries

    The beneficiaries of our project are numerous and of all ages and backgrounds. We will provide for children, young people, adults and the elderly who are ill. Many of these beneficiaries are on low income levels and live in disadvantage areas.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Based on our own past experience, we have gained alot of knowledge in this field, and have nutured good contacts with leading health proffesionals. We are now well known, and we have gained a good reputation.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mr Grunfeld

    Director and Founder - Extremely devoted to MARS. Available at all times for advice and emergencies relating to the medical guidance and referrals.