Having managed to get a paediatrician to say we need nutramigen, carobel and omeprazole, my Dr first of all couldn't prescribe the day he received the report because he doesn't do a surgery on a Friday, so we have spent £34 over the weekend buying the milk ourselves and now when I've gone into surgery to pick up the prescription, I was made to wait 30 minutes and then was told that the GP won't prescribe it and he wants to see me. AAARGGGHHH.
Why can he not just do what he has been told to by the paediatrician??? I'm sure its just because he doesn't want the cost of the milk and these drugs coming out of his surgery's budget. The same GP also refused to put Gaviscon on repeat dispense prescription and instead insisted I come into the surgery every 10 days to get a prescription for more! I am absolutely fuming. The one thing my LO hates more than anything at the moment is being put in his car seat and they clearly think I have nothing better to do with my time than be running up and down to the surgery all the time!
Sorry - just wanted to rant!!!
I had this too, my GP refused to prescribe our neocate without 'having a word' with me first (and reducing me to tears). her word was that she doesn't believe Florence has any issues and wants me off this milk asap.
Same person who, when omeprazole didn't work for us & I asked for ranitidine just to try, told me that they worked in the same way so there was no point. One's a PPI, the other's not. but, yeah, same thing .....
Mine was a private script too. And the GP was a partner in the practice. Go figure ;-)
Am right there with you. We've just found out that the amazing surgery near us has widened it's catchment to include our road, so I think I'm going to switch. Scared there's a risk they'll be even worse though, despite all the good feedback :-/
He finally gave it to us but it was a battle. He started by saying that parents should pay for milk. I explained that it costs £17.48 a tin from Tesco pharmacy and thats just a 400g tin that lasts 2.5 days. I also added that the paediatrician said it should be given on prescription due to the cost and because he needs that milk due to a medical condition - being cmpi. The GP didn't even understand what cmpi was and then asked if Harry has a lactose intolerance! Surely a GP should know the difference??? He has given us a repeat dispense which will last 5 weeks but tomorrow I'm going to try a different surgery in our town which is bigger and hopefully has a GP who has an interest in paediatrics tomorrow. I've had enough of the GP and more particularly his stroppy receptionist!
Thanks everyone. I've just done some research and there's a surgery about 100 yards further down the road which has 3 GPs with one taking special interest in paediatrics. They also do online prescription renewals! Amazing - our current surgery won't even do them over the phone - you have to go in person!