Five months ago my neurologist recommended alternate days of B12 injections long term. I am happy to self inject using subcut method. My GP nurse says my technique is excellant. To date I have been provided with the B12 vials, offered the needles but not syringes to self inject. My doctor is unable to prescribe the syringes as they are not listed on community pharmacy!! I have now complained to my local CCG and NHS England. Apparantly it is NHS England who decides what is listed on community pharmacy & they have delisted them. If I was a drug addiict I could of course get the needles and syringes I need. However they wont let me have them because I need them for B12 injections. Madness!!
Currently am awaiting a case officer from NHSEngland to contact me so that my complaint can be investigated. NHS England are unable to give me a specified period of time of how long this wil take or how long it will take to investigate. The woman at NHS England taking my compaint was so shocked by my complaint that she had to check with colleagies to see if I was right in what I was saying. I am.
Ive also complained to my practise manager saying cant they arrange something with the hospital who do have syringes!! She is investigating. Youd think I was asking for some high tech expensive bit of medical equipment......not syringes that cost pennies.
For the moment have bought my own needles and syringes.....as am not prepared to jeopodise my health for nonsense beurocracy.
I can't believe this nonsense. Advice anyone? Shouldnt we as a group be challenging this?