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Type 1: Prescription fine

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by molivers73, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi Heathero, you would think so wouldn't you :rolleyes: and when/if a cure comes along, they could just run through the system and delete us all, but that would probably take, 30 people in 16 different departments, plus Fred the security guard and Edna the lovely tea lady too ;) :rolleyes:
     
  2. Scouser58

    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello to all,,,,,well these cards are still popping up and having to deal with all the extra bureaucracy,,,,
    As this post went quiet for a time,,,it would seem the best way to go is to get the card and play safe and have it noted on your pharmacy page,,,,surely having your pharmacist signing your script is defeating the object,,,,you are meant to do this,as it signifies you have taken the drugs,,,,,
    Heathero ,,I agree with you about your needing to keep renewing your card,,,,T1's would find this so much more sensible,,,,but the pen pushers do not think of this,,, ttfn from Karen.
     
  3. SamFergusson

    SamFergusson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear about the trouble you're having @molivers73 but I am very glad I read this post as I didn't realize it was something that I needed to update etc. I just thought it was something I might of received when I was first diagnosed (in 1995) & that was it! No one has ever questioned or queried it with me. So I will speak to my DSN when I next see her.

    Hope you get your issue with it resolved soon :)
     
  4. SamFergusson

    SamFergusson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Auckland Canary I know exactly how you feel on this one!
    I get so frustrated with the process at my GP surgery. I am unable to see my DSN without making an appointment to have a full set of bloods taken 1 week prior, even though my DSN doesn't always use them & it means extra time out of work to get the bloods taken (as they only do them at certain times)
    Also a couple of years ago I was seeing a specialist at the hospital & she was great, really understood me & my diabetes etc. But my GP surgery kept telling me I HAD to see the DSN they had there, otherwise they couldn't update my records etc & it could affect my DVLA info etc. So I lost my amazing DSN & now have to see a lady who never even remembers my name let alone what we discussed in my last appointment :(:mad:
     
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  5. Heathero

    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sam you have the right to see who you want via GP it is referred to as 'patient choice' I would encourage you to quote this in writing requesting a referral for care that
    is most helpful to you . Good luck
     
  6. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for bringing this thread back into the limelight - reminded me I've got to phone them before Friday! I received a penalty notice as on a prescription back in October the wrong box had been ticked - and being a man I'm 100% sure I can't claim for maternity exemption............! Thing was my medical exemption had run out some time ago..........oh by about 20yrs! Funny thing was I think it was the pharmacist who ticked the box and scribbled a signature.
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I recall one of the guys, who was diagnosed at the same time as me, sent off for his exemption card and back it came, as A MATERNITY EXEMPTION, so the card was photocopied, a replacement ordered and the photocopy displayed on the wall!
     
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  9. Scouser58

    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Sam Fergusson,,,, the dsn i saw was very helpful,,but your surgery seems to be trying to run on the rails,,and not refer you to a more experienced dsn,,,is the one they supply got the right qualifications?,,,as for updating your records,,,if the system of full access then they can,,,your records can be accessed from hospitals, other specialists, clinics, all mine are,,,I think they are just restricting your choice,,and i would not accept a none responsive nurse,,,after all she is supposed to have your details/file details in front of her,,so not knowing your name is very unprofessional to say the least.
    As for making you take blood tests every time,,,,this is wasting resources,,as they cost money at the hospital labs,,,,chatting to a dsn who knows their stuff,,is enough to answer some questions,,,,your gp should not be releasing personal medical information to outside agencies even DVLA, without your permission,,,,as your gp should know this,,,they like to quote data protection,,,well this comes under this heading,,,,,,have you considered the primary care group and the practice manager for a complaint?
    I don't envoy you having a practice like this,,mine is really daft at times,,,and they get on my nerves,,,I only go when I really have too,,,,,ttfn from Karen.
     
  10. Nuck

    Nuck · Well-Known Member

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    My local pharmacy went through the same phase. I had to go to the doctors to get the form signed even though I have been going to the same pharmacy ion a village for the last 8 years.
     
  11. Scouser58

    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Nuck,,,the 'rules' they keep quoting really get to you, and then gives you a headache....I was told today to pick a one off script up, asking if the could send it over the chemist I use,,no, it is hard copy so I will have to go and pick it up,,,,,it was not that long ago all scripts were hard copy,,,,and they were sent to the chemist,?!
    Hello Sam Fergusson,,,how are you getting on with the things that you were trying to work through?,,,have you got better access to a dsn?,,,,,I have to have some bloods done for an annual check up in a few months,,,,but as it is only every 6 months,,,cannot complain,,,,ttfn from Karen.
     
  12. cjj

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    i've had type 1 for 40yrs and only recently i got one of the exemption cards since reading about this subject in the paper and received it pretty quckly. however, i've never been asked for one ever, assuming the necessary agency realised you are diabetic. but seems not the case with some people.
     
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  13. Silas

    Silas Type 1 · Member

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    I know it's ridiculous. Once you have type 1 you are type 1 forever (pretty well).

    The thing is that you have to apply for an exemption card and renew it ever few years until you are 60 when all your prescriptions are free. I think you should at least have had some feedback from your pharmacist to say that you needed an exemption card. They should not have dispensed your supplies without telling this.

    Silas
     
  14. petepontiac

    petepontiac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    All prescriptions free in Wales..you would think England would follow our example.
     
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    germansheppard234 Type 1 · Member

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  16. Mikey1209

    Mikey1209 Type 2 · Member

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    Ignorance of the law is no defence in English law. It does state it is a criminal offence to make a fraudulent claim
     
  17. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mikey1209 . Fair point on the law.
    At 2yrs and 34 wks since the initial post I doubt molivers73 is likely to respond , but he could prove me wrong I guess.:)
     
  18. scorpius14

    scorpius14 Type 1 · Active Member

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    i literally asked my GP last year for the form that you need to renew the certificate and he said I don't need it, type 1 is a lifelong incurable disease.

    but with the mindset i have now, i now think they're counting on me getting caught without one so they can get their money because its all connected through the NHS. at the moment though i'm fortunate the pharmacy remembers me and probably knows my diabetes from the amount of insulin i get prescribed every month so they know i'm exempt.
     
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  19. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it would be better if the NHS ceased to be. That way we could all pay for everything and not have to worry about exemption certificates.
    Are we exempt or are we fortunate?
     
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  20. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I do agree with what you say but personally I do feel it's up to the person to remember to renew their exception card.
     
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