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Dosette pack for multiple meds

(11 Posts)
alphaechokiwi Fri 30-Dec-16 20:54:26

I have an elderly relative who is getting increasingly befuddled with her multiple medications. It would be ideal if her medication could be dispensed in a blister dosette pack. She tells me that this service is not available where she lives (Wales). I think she might be confused about this and am researching it for her.
She did buy a weekly dispenser but never got to grips with sorting her tablets herself.

So I wonder can anyone tell me how she can go about getting this done? Is it a request via the pharmacy? GP? Would every pharmacy offer the service (she uses Lloyd's)?
Many thanks for any advice!

Musicaltheatremum Fri 30-Dec-16 21:19:19

I'm in Scotland. Not all pharmacies offer it. Worth while phoning around local pharmacies. I know in Scotland Lloyds does it.

alphaechokiwi Fri 30-Dec-16 21:26:51

Thanks music, I'll ring around the pharmacies in her area, there are a few in the town.
Maybe Boots if her current pharmacy won't

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 30-Dec-16 21:30:03

Definitely give local pharmacies a call. It's blister packs you need. Lots of pharmacies do provide that service. The GP surgery might be able to advise as well.

HemanOrSheRa Fri 30-Dec-16 21:30:37

You could speak to the GP surgery. They will know which chemists offer this. They can then liase for a weekly script and delivery to be set up. It's relatively easy once you get going.

notquitegrownup2 Fri 30-Dec-16 21:32:37

England here but I had to go via the GP to get one for my mum. The pharmacy wouldn't sanction it, as clearly its a costly exercise.

If the GP won't then a Social Services assessment may flag it up as a need. I know that they can provide carers to administer drugs - that's probably our next step as Mum is now struggling to know which day it is.

Best of luck

PinkSwimGoggles Fri 30-Dec-16 21:34:41

can you ask at her usual pharmacy if they would fill her dosette? some do.

TroysMammy Fri 30-Dec-16 21:38:11

I'm in Wales, Swansea and they do them, mainly Well pharmacies, previously Co-op and Lloyds but we call them Nomad Trays or just Trays.

CMOTDibbler Fri 30-Dec-16 21:43:23

I think the GP has to agree to it, due to the increased cost, but my parents originally had theirs with Boots, and now have theirs from Lloyds. I seem to remember Boots stopped filling them locally and they got produced at a larger branch

HemanOrSheRa Fri 30-Dec-16 21:53:16

Yy CMOT It requires a weekly script to be issued direct to the pharmacy. There really shouldn't be a problem though, OP. Although you may have to embelish the problem slightly to be on the safe side.

Nomad trays. That is very interesting Troys. I shall file that away in my memory.

alphaechokiwi Fri 30-Dec-16 22:13:32

Thanks so much everybody. Hopefully I can get this sorted for her now that I know what to ask for.

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