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My GP is reluctant to give prescriptions although hospital consultant say I must take it. What do I do?

(11 Posts)
JennyC80 Sat 26-Jan-13 12:59:09

Hello,
I have a condition called Anty Trombine Deficiency which means my blood is prone to clotting. I'm currently pregnant and must take blood thinners. However, my GP is not very keen to give me prescriptions because hospital didn't send them letter. I did suggest for my GP to call my consultant and I can provide the name to what I been told ( in exact words) " oh no, we not gonna call them as we have other things to do here"... I would call myself but hospital will not put me through to consultant. I really don't know what to do now! I'm worried if I stop taking this medication I can have more clots or harm my unborn child. Please advise. Thank you in advance!

TheSecondComing Sat 26-Jan-13 13:00:03

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Thumbwitch Sat 26-Jan-13 13:02:26

You need to see the hospital haematology consultant to get your Clexane and be shown how to use it.
Call the hospital IMMEDIATELY and get this sorted out.

Antithrombin III deficiency can be very dangerous. Your GP shouldn't really be involved at this stage anyway, unless you're not in the UK - it usually goes through the NHS haematology consultant.

Thumbwitch Sat 26-Jan-13 13:04:00

And if the hospital won't put you through to the consultant then go along to the Antenatal clinic, or the early pregnancy unit, tell them the problem and sit there until they get someone to sort it out.

Sandthefloor Sat 26-Jan-13 13:04:23

Phone the hospital and ask to speak to consultant's secretary and explain the situation to them. They should then pass on info to him.

bigbluebus Sat 26-Jan-13 16:52:07

As sand says, ring and ask to speak to the consltant's secretary, they will put you through to her and she will pass on a message.
TSC hospitals no longer prescribe medication for out patients as they don't want it to come out of their budget! Yes, and you thought it was a National Health Service! They will always ask GPs to prescribe. I think I was given a letter to take to the GP with the details on last time i needed something for DD.

JennyC80 Sun 27-Jan-13 07:58:06

Thank you all! Will call hospital on monday. Hope I'll get this sorted very soon.

TheLightPassenger Sun 27-Jan-13 09:30:51

call the consultant's secretary, and explain the problem.You could even call today and leave a phone message on the secretary's phone, as with luck that should be top of the pile to sort on Monday, and you can phone again on Monday morning anyway. Hopefully secretary may just need to fax a letter over to GP to sort this out. And once it's sorted I would be tempted to put in a complaint to Practice Manager. It's what the practice admin staff are there to do, surely, chase up this sort of issue.

fishesgirl Sun 27-Jan-13 10:34:36

Low molecular weight heparin is expensive for GP's to prescribe but usually considerably cheaper for hospitals. Where I work, all prescriptions for heparin in pregnancy are supplied by the hospital.

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