We all need a to get our heads around a standardised method for challenging CCG's , GP's and Endos...and winning!
Then we all need to do it.
I am challenging it, read my posts for info and links to papers.
GPs or endos can prescribe it if you need it, you just need to go about it in the right way.
They cannot say no because of cost or simply because CCG has told them they can't prescribe it.
The CCG issues guidance which it expects Gps and endos to comply with BUT IT IS GUIDANCE. GPs can prescribe anything even unlicenced drugs,
Constantly just going and buying online lets them off the hook and will leave you OUT IN THE COLD for any other NHS help for the rest of your life. "You are self medicating....what do you expect ...yady yah
How are you gonna manage to buy it when you retire?
What about future generations? Poor conversion runs in families, have you got grandchildren, sisters etc?
It is not just about STILL getting it if you are prescribed now but future people being allowed to try the t4/t3 route.
what I suggest from my research will have best chance of success and what i'm doing
1) find your local CCG online, search 'traffic light' to find their particular classification of t3 ( 'red drug' or 'red drug and not recommended' ) It seems to vary between CCgs
if RED drug - then pursue shared care agreement between consulatnt and GP
'If Red drug and not recommended' get consulatnt to put in Individual funding application
I will let you know how we get on.