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Having problem getting repeat prescription

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by banger696, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. banger696

    banger696 Registered User

    Sep 17, 2015
    225
    North East
    Having trouble getting repeat prescription of Amisulpride, gp wont issue as its an amber drug whatever that is and hospital only gave me two weeks. Hospital Doctor said she might be able to give me a weeks prescription to tide her over. Who exactly should be giving the repeat? Have been on to numerous NHS departments today and all passing the buck.
     
  2. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    Hello. sorry I'm probably not going to be of much help Were you given a letter on discharge from the hospital to take to the GP that listed the medication to be prescribed.
    If not it may be that the GP has not received any notification from the hospital about prescribing this medication so is unwilling to prescribe it.

    I am not sure how you can solve this problem, hopefully others here who can be of more help will be along later today
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,034
    Male
    North Manchester
    #3 nitram, Oct 6, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015
    A formal shared agreement has to be made between the consultant and the GP

     amber– drugs which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a
    specialist in secondary or tertiary care, once stabilised the drug may be
    appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care
    with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement.

    http://gmmmg.nhs.uk/docs/ip/Guidelines on defining RED AMBER GREEN STATUS June 14.pdf

    The above is an initial definition, more details are given in the document.

    EDIT
    The link in the document to a shared care template is broken.
    The correct link is:-
    http://gmmmg.nhs.uk/docs/ip/GM-SCG-template-updated-April-2015.doc
     
  4. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    My husband has Acupan and Diazapam my doctor won't issue a repeat prescription I have to phone each time and he decides if he should have it, he has always agreed so far but told us that there are certain drugs they are not allowed to put on repeat prescription,
     
  5. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    My daughter was prescribed a drug for effects of her Crohn's disease by the hospital consultant but the GP surgery has always refused to follow the prescription despite the fact that it would help ease her pain considerably. It is all about cost.
     
  6. banger696

    banger696 Registered User

    Sep 17, 2015
    225
    North East
    Spoke to GP this morning and she was aware of the situation and is trying to get the mental health team to issue a prescription and still haven't had any visits from CPN who was supposed to visit everyday,still waiting for a phone call.
     
  7. banger696

    banger696 Registered User

    Sep 17, 2015
    225
    North East
    PALS rang today and asked me who I had spoke to, within 10 minutes the psychiatrist secretary had faxed the prescription to our chemist for delivery.

    Its been two days since I tried to get the prescription with only 4days of tablets left but PALS sorted it in minutes. Unfortunately chemist has no stock so will have to chase tomorrow as they are closed on the weekend.
     
  8. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    I'm pleased to hear PAL's helped you .
    Fingers crossed the chemist will have the medication in tomorrow.
     
  9. banger696

    banger696 Registered User

    Sep 17, 2015
    225
    North East
    Finally got 28 days of tablets now to try and tie someone to writing the next prescription
     
  10. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    Hi. I would try the psychiatrists secretary again. If it not her then she should be able to find out whom you should contact
    Though it was some years ago now, we had to phone the psychs secretary each month for mums Ebixa ( Memantine) pills
     

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