CT Scan & Libre

trophywench

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Type 1
Yours and mine. Having added it to my repeats, did they actually issue a prescription? Nope. Not mine, I had to ask for one!
 

MarkGeordie

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Type 1
I never got a prescription either just a letter from the DSN which I give to the GP and they added them to my repeats. I get 4 at a time to last 8 weeks.
 

trophywench

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Type 1
I get 2 at a time which matches everything else on my repeats each to last exactly 28 days. Hence sometimes I order 2 repeat scrips in the same calendar month. I have no great safety margin on most stuff but I've always managed to do with both insulin and strips. I may in the finish die earlier if I run completely out of the rest of the stuff but not at the same speed as lack of insulin!
 

Squirrel768

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Type 1
I get 2 at a time which matches everything else on my repeats each to last exactly 28 days. Hence sometimes I order 2 repeat scrips in the same calendar month. I have no great safety margin on most stuff but I've always managed to do with both insulin and strips. I may in the finish die earlier if I run completely out of the rest of the stuff but not at the same speed as lack of insulin!
My GP has never been good with hospital instructions for medication. Almost every time I have been prescribed something (whether one-off or repeat) I have had to chase them to issue it, or add to my repeats! On one occasion beginning of the year, I was chasing something to go on my repeats, and my wife for medication from her dermaologist. When I chase things, then they do it - but why the delay? In the case of my wife, they then issued the prescription - for the previous medication she had been prescribed for a differet condition!!! Good job she spotted it - the pharmacist said it would have been dangerous for her to use what had been prescribed!!! Verbal complaint to the surgery, and the correct med was issued. Then, a few weeks later, had to chase another outstanding repeat addition for me. Repeat was added so I could then order it - but not as requested/prescribed by my DSN. Clearly marked 'Cartridges' and they did the repeat for pre-filled pens.

Sent them a written complaint - and of course, not heard anything during the last few months (even allowing for Covid) other than an acknowledgement that it had been received. Currently chasing it again, following the delay in adding Libre to the repeats.

Next time, I plan to escalate it to CQC - they are already downgraded on Patient Safety. Wonder why?
 

Squirrel768

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Type 1
I get 2 at a time which matches everything else on my repeats each to last exactly 28 days. Hence sometimes I order 2 repeat scrips in the same calendar month. I have no great safety margin on most stuff but I've always managed to do with both insulin and strips. I may in the finish die earlier if I run completely out of the rest of the stuff but not at the same speed as lack of insulin!
Forgot to say, my previous GP before we moved, was excellent, and meds were for 8 weeks. That was transferred by the new surgery, and I usually order alternate months, so a month overlap. Libre, of course, is only specified by NHS guidelines for 2 at a time, so will go on the order along with whichever med I'm ordering that month :)
 

grovesy

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Type 2
Forgot to say, my previous GP before we moved, was excellent, and meds were for 8 weeks. That was transferred by the new surgery, and I usually order alternate months, so a month overlap. Libre, of course, is only specified by NHS guidelines for 2 at a time, so will go on the order along with whichever med I'm ordering that month :)
You must have been lucky at your previous surgery then as many can only order every 28 days, my repeats even have a date on when I can next order.
 
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