I went to my GP today...
While putting in my repeat prescription for warfarin the lovely receptionist says that she would be unable to fill prescription until I proved I needed it. I have to produce a yellow book (to my knowledge they do not use yellow books any longer) infavour of a letter which you give in to the clinic each time you go to test your Inr... I also need Proof of my INR numbers.
I pointed out that the GP was able to see all of this information on her system. As she had shown me just a few weeks ago. there own files have letters from specialists and anticoagulation clinics.
Luckily, I did have my old yellow book from last year. I also had a letter from a few weeks back that I'd mislaid. It had every thing on it INR target INR result Warfarin dose diagnoses Antiphospholipid Syndrome and all the anticoagulation clinics references and contact details.
This apparently was still not good enough as it was not this week's Which I had actually just come back from unfortunately as the ruddy machines were down again I had to have blood taken so no letter to prove my test today.
I asked who was requesting such information no one new.... And why were they asking for this information again no response. I asked if warfarin was being used on the streets as some form of illegal high but still no answers.
Has anyone else found this as I found it most intrusive and strange that my GP and her receptionist have suddenly taken an interest in any of this testing
I finally asked the receptionist if she actually wanted blood as anything I'd provided just wasn't enough for her.
Without such proof do we just go with out Warfarin......?!