local pharmacies have started outsourcing prescriptions . officially 3-5 days .In Practice a week
. If a repeaT then should keep yours in stock> NO problem.
IF urgent then it will be sent else where, by driver , not electronically.
this is to reduce their costs. But who pays the driver ? It then returns dispensed a week later.
So take your scrip to a chemist who legally should then dispense it for you - if they have it in stock. if not go to another chemist who just might have it.
I have Bronchiectasis and have requested a repeat of my rescue drug by Emiss , very useful, but it is not on repeat, so on Monday night the surgery pharmacist will phone me to ascertain, what I do not know. ? They do not have a scrip for it. I had to get a scrip for a second week 10 days ago as I was only given a week originally . I can tell them when both of these were issued but that is no good.
I dont need this right now. It is to keep for any time in the future. So make sure you do have a rescue antibiotic for prompt use.
the person who phoned me from the surgery was very clear about this but " could not possibly comment " when I asked her.
An obviously com mercial decision.
This follow s the local surgery changing its system of booking an appointment. This is now equally diificult to access.
A word on telephone would mean waiting a whole week and I havent managed to sort out how to see a doctor. I know there are problems with staffing but you c annot be ill at all now. it will mean yet more pressure On A&E