Been self medicating with NDT since aug.12. I switched GPs a couple of times following a string of service failures. The GP i am with now is not too bright (was registered here a while ago and they werent great) but there is not much to choose from in Lambeth, which the NHS itself found is one of the worst PCTs in UK.
So this one agreed to find out whether she could prescribe NDT (she knows nothing about it). I already wrote to her with a load of supporting info about the benefits.
She was going to write to the PCT as she had never heard of it being prescribed. After hearing nothing back from GP, i obtained a copy of the paperwork under the Data Protection Act. I had thought she'd be writing to Lambeth PCT's Chief Pharmacist, as I understood the funding decision lies with the PCT
I have a copy of an email where she has used the internal NHS system to email 'mediicinesmanagement' and had a response from an endo at Kings College Hospital who has made the usual ill informed statements about T3 toxicosis, etc.
I can easily write back to GP with evidence that his statements are incorrect - but i've already written her lengthy letters about NDT. Would she now need to write to the PCT about the funding? Should I write to the GP, or to the PCT's Chief Pharmacist (who has as yet had nothing from my GP). Is it right that even if she had decided to prescribe me NDT, that she would first have to write to Lambeth PCT Chief Pharmacist?
i want to make sure i am directing my efforts to the right place as this whole saga is getting tiring (i am fighting on so many different levels as i have other diseases that I am also managing myself due to NHS failures)