Why is it that consultants secretaries take so long to send letters to GPs? I know from experience that it does take a while usually about 3 weeks for the letters to be typed and forwarded to GPs but 5 weeks on and I am still waiting for my GP to get a letter from my Scleroderma specialist, to the extent that I cannot get any more of my medication without it. I have tried to take my boxes in with my name on the label and have also supplied the surgery with a photocopy of the box labels to be told that without a letter my particular GP will not issue other prescriptions. It is a good job it is only for eye drops and artificial saliva spray. Heaven help anyone who needs something stronger. It seems that we patients are at the bottom of the pile again and end up having to pester people to get the simplest jobs done so we can continue with new medication without a break. Hey Ho!