Aibu to think 'registrar' trumps 'medicines manager' when it comes to who to listen to?

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TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 11:05:21

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Sugarice Tue 23-Apr-13 11:08:08

Absolutely complain as loudly as possible, What right did medicine manager have to remove a prescribed item? shock

Complain...long and loud.

ReindeerBollocks Tue 23-Apr-13 11:14:30

Complain about the manager at the GP's. Rarely do GP's override a hospital consultants decisions because obviously the consultant is the specialist and their decisions are normally the best regarding their patients condition. I have had this with a previous GP who tried to override the decisions of a consultant - we complained and moved practice.

Also antihistimines can be sold for children 2 and over so unsure why the pharmacy couldnt sell them??

Sorry to hear your little boy isn't better, hope he gets the right meds and starts improving soon x

wreckedone Tue 23-Apr-13 11:42:57

I suspect that the medicines manager took them off because they couldn't get hold of the specified drug, so rather than ordering it/liaising with another pharmacy as to where you could get it, they just took it off. Complain.

Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-13 11:45:49

I had a similar problem with asthma meds for DS who is on medicine which isn't licenced for under 4s so the GP refused to prescribe even with a letter from the consultant.

I phoned the consultants secretary who sorted it for us. I am expecting a similar battle today as his inhalers have been increased.

I have a friend who after being in "banking" for most of her career has got a job as a this, her job seems to consist of removing all meds which can be purchased from free prescriptions, to cut "waste". I would complain.

TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 14:47:58

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Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-13 16:50:23

Which antihistamine is it?

DamnBamboo Tue 23-Apr-13 17:26:04

If it has been prescribed, you have the right to take it in prescription. They have no right (legally or otherwise) to remove it from a prescription, especially when that prescription is free, which it is for a child.

TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 17:45:00

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Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-13 17:48:57

I don't know why the pharmacist wouldn't sell you that OTC then, before we were given a prescribed one I got that for DS over the counter and he will have only been 2 at the time.

Not that you should have to pay of course!

DamnBamboo Tue 23-Apr-13 17:50:21

You shouldn't be fucking paying.
The guys is an arsehole who has no fucking business, messing with your boys prescription.

I would be fucking furious!

Softlysoftly Tue 23-Apr-13 18:32:19

<<Thanks the God's again she is in Wales>>

That is shock

TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 19:25:46

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Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-13 19:41:47

Glad it got sorted eventually. How is he now?

KansasCityOctopus Tue 23-Apr-13 19:56:20

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TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 20:00:25

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AnyoneforTurps Tue 23-Apr-13 20:07:14

Definitely draw this to the practice's attention. But, in fairness, it may not have been clear to the practice that your DS was supposed to be on Piriton long-term. Though there are some people who take it long-term, the vast majority have it prescribed as a one-off. If the letter from outpatients to the GP wasn't clear (and, trust me, they often aren't), the practice may have simply assumed that Piriton a one-off prescription from clinic for your DS to try.

The medicines manager is probably software, not an individual btw.

TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 20:23:38

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Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-13 20:25:24

How come the hospital didn't just sign of the prescription and then contact the GP to do repeats?

AnyoneforTurps Tue 23-Apr-13 20:29:31

sorry, mis-read the OP. But in that case the registrar should have given you the prescription in the first place, not make you get it from the GP. That's really poor practice. The GP will not probably not have received the letter from outpatients yet and no doctor should be asked to prescribe a drug by a colleague without being given clear reasons (known as indications) as to why it is required. The General Medical Council is very clear on that. So this is actually the registrar's bad, not the GP's.

TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 20:36:57

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Sirzy Tue 23-Apr-13 20:44:08

Hopefully the new inhaler works!

Out of interest what is the orange inhaler?

TheSecondComing Tue 23-Apr-13 20:51:18

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