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Wyre Forest CCG re.Liothyronine

This is the reply I received from Wyre Forest CCG (in north Worcestershire) as I am about to move to a new area.

"Good morning .............The Medicines Commissioning team have asked us to reply to you as follows, which we trust is helpful and answers your query regarding the prescribing of Liothyronine.

The CCG is currently reviewing and updating its position statement on the prescribing of Liothyronine in line with the NHS England guidance on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. The guidance supports the use of Liothyronine on the recommendation of an NHS endocrinologist in specific circumstances. As a new patient you will need to discuss your medication with the new GP who will be able to assess whether you meet these criteria.

Kind regards Medicines Commissioning Team

NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Redditch & Bromsgrove CCG and NHS Wyre Forest CCG "

I guess I should be grateful it's not a downright No.

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Oh dear! The sharks are circling marigold ~ tell them you definitely need T3, and they wouldn't like you on T4 lol!😊. Why can't they leave people alone? Good luck with it. 🍀. xx


That's pretty much saying if your new GP agrees you need it - you'll get it.

Bear in mind, surgeries have budget from which they pay for patients medications. The more expensive meds they prescribe, the less money they have left on the budget and so less to pay themself.

So if your new GP will not want to spend part of his budget on you, you won't get it - no matter your circumstances.

In my old surgery they started taking away older people b12 injections (reason- oldies don't need it), they tried mine too; they took away my t3 and then came up with the idea to take away t4 as well!

Obviously those 100k contracts are not enough.


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