The consultant did write to the GP and the first GP gave me a prescription for a month. I went to get a repeat prescription a month later and the other GP told me the first GP was new and had made a mistake and shouldn't have given it to me. She said I was lucky to have gotten it free for a month. I asked if it was safe to stop taking it without cutting down the dosage (I was on my last pessary) and she said she didn't know, she wasn't a gynaecologist. I'm not best pleased to be honest because if I couldn't afford the private prescription I would have been stuffed.
Perhaps it depends what you are taking it for? I have a clotting disorder and need to take it throughout pregnancy. With my private IVFs apart from the hormones I had to take all other "treatment" eg scans - including early ones, clexane and all MW and ob checks have been on the NHS. I went onto the system at 7weeks for my first scan. I live in South Lndon.