When my last lot of meds arrived (I order them online) there was a memo inside saying I was due my routine yearly medication review and I needed to make an appointment with my gp. I get a few repeat prescriptions from my gp: monthly thyroid meds and (rarely) steroid ointment.
I rang up and was given a surgery appointment. Because I have nothing to show the gp (why would they need to see me in the flesh?) I asked if I could have a phone appointment. Receptionist was fine with that (my last meds review was done over the phone), I got my phone appointment for maybe two or three weeks from that date.
Gp rang for our appointment today and said that I was asked to make an appointment for my meds review now because I had had my last one last July, but now they have changed the system and everyone will have their review in the month of their birth (Oct for me). So he asked me if I was on the meds on my records (yes, no change) and said I could ring up and schedule a blood test, then reschedule my meds review.
So is it just me or was this all a waste of time and money? And now I will have another appointment in Oct which will require me to go in and sit across from the gp for what?
I had to remind the gp that I needed another scrip or the pharmacy wouldn't dispense more meds until after my meds review.
I know worse things happen at sea but people are having their meds taken from them, denied appointments with specialists etc and yet they're so relaxed about messing about like this.