Hi Everyone,I just want to flag up the problems arising around getting a correctly prescribed script. I notice its in the news today.
I have spent a whole month getting a number of medications on my repeat list correctly prescribed even though these have been precribed for a while. It would appear doctors are struggling....... I have had a real problem getting the meds prescribed in sufficient quantities to last the period of time they state. I mean grossly out. A frequent error is prescribing for two months but only giving sufficient tablets for one month. My pharmacist tells me this occurs frequently and vulnerable patients run out of tablets but dont say anything. Am shocked!
My natural dessicated thyroid extract was prescribed as four per day but The number of tablets was 36 for a two month period. Go figure how the GP arrived at that number of tablets!
It also took me several attempts to get the meds all tied up so the repeats occur on the same date saving an awful lot of confusion/time for the pharmacist and repeat visits to the chemist for me.
Whilst I appreciate GPs are struggling to maintain a reasonable service and are under ridiculous amounts of pressure with extremely limited time with patients, its scary to discover that something as basic as correct prescribing is going so wrong.
Please check your medication prescriptions and ensure you are getting sufficient tablets to last!