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Warfarin - Yellow Book system

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evrybuddy Mon 10-Oct-16 14:05:32

MiL is on Warfarin in Kent and we took her to clinic for her INR test today.

Apparently the Yellow Book system of getting pills has been changed - now nurse sends electronic prescription to pharmacy/or GP - not sure?

But would only issue prescription for 28 pills not the 56 that are needed to take MiL thought to next warfarin clinic appointment.

Will now have to visit pharmacist 4 days before the 28 pills run out to order another 28.

Feels like more work for everyone (and an extra trip for me) with no obvious purpose.

MiL was in clinic with nurse alone so can't explain the whys and wherefores behind the change - says nurse told her 'just new system for everyone'.

Pharmacist wasn't forthcoming with reason but was busy.

Anyone else come across this?

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