I have just called the MHRA, I said to them:
'How come we only have ONE licensed T3 in the UK that our life depends on? what do I do now that it's out of stock potentially for 2+months?? I am going to end up in intensive care in a few days time if you don't source it for me'
( I said the above VERY NICELY AND POLITELY WORDED)
the woman on the phone was EXTREMELY kind/sympathetic and helpful and got advice form the MANAGER of the Importing Unlicensed Medicines'
The GP needs to do NOTHING different, just write your 'ordinary prescription'
THE CHIEF PHARMACIST of your pharmacy is the one RESPONSIBLE for sourcing your medication
SPEAK TO THE CHIEF PHARMACIST/MANAGER OF PHARMACY NO ONE LOWER in rank.
tell them that they are responsible to supply your medication, if it's out of stock they have to do 'a script' (this is the term used) and use a 'specialist importer' and obtain your medication. If they cannot obtain Mercury Pharma T3/liothyronine they are responsible for obtaining ANY other T3 from abroad.
If the Chief Pharmacist/manger 'fobs you off' then speak to the 'General Pharmaceutical Council' on 0203 365 3400
Now off you go and obtain your medication.
PS they also said your GP should help you to have 3 to 4 months worth of your own medication TO SPARE on one side in case of emergencies like this.