Repeat the Prescription for Frustration

16 Jul

Dear Reader, for your delectation and delight I have for you the next thrilling instalment of ‘How to get a prescription’. If you recall, yesterday I had to and fro-ed between Pharmacy and GP to get my prescription, as of last night a second script was being pinged over to the Pharmacy.

After fuelling my motivation with a little chocolate I dialled the pharmacy and asked if they could find me on their system (yes), had my prescription been received (yes – things are looking up), how do I go about paying for it and getting it delivered – pregnant pause of ominous silence – the mighty powers that be have decreed that they cannot take payments over the phone for prescriptions and the drivers are not permitted to carry any cash, so in short, there isn’t any way a housebound cripple can pay for meds so they can be delivered. Typical, unsurprising, almost expected.

While pondering who to ask to expose themselves to the idiocy of people during this pandemic in order to collect this not exactly necessary concoction the phone rang.

A far too intelligent for her post Pharmacy lady called and put forward an option. The specific, exact same as prescribed VitD is available to purchase, over the counter, no prescription required, and it can be paid for over the phone and delivered for free, AND it’s cheaper than the current prescription charge (£9.15). Yes, we will go for that, except she has none in stock *sigh* but it will be on Monday and things can be sorted then.

So essentially if you ever fall ill, don’t need a prescription. If you do, be in a category that doesn’t pay. If you do have to pay, don’t be so ill you cannot get your carcass to the pharmacy. If you can’t, well ‘computer says no’.

We wait for Monday…..


Posted by on July 16, 2020 in General, Life, people


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10 responses to “Repeat the Prescription for Frustration

  1. Fee

    July 16, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Hopefully all will be sorted. Have you ever looked at services like Pharmacy2U? Obv I this case prob too late now but I believe they can take a prescription; allow you to pay online and deliver to you. Might be worth a quick squint just in case…

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    • AnneMarie

      July 16, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      I was part expecting them to say, sign up to this or that app and voila, but no. So far I’ve not come across one that clearly states ‘secure payments’, I think the majority are assuming that users are either over-60 or qualify for free prescriptions.

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  2. Me

    July 16, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    In Scotland you don’t need to pay, lol. 😋

    Liked by 2 people

  3. deacongill

    July 17, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    … or pray for an intelligent pharmacist!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. menhir1

    July 18, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Plonkers! Thank heavens there appears to be a resolution around the corner. Is this a vit D3 above 1000 ui? Or, are you getting a vit D complex, covering all the D range or a specific element or two of it?

    Just as well you’ve got persistence and intelligence on your side.

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    • AnneMarie

      July 18, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      In all truth I’ve no idea what I am getting. There was a conversation about whether I take VitD supplements and some quibble over blood test figures from 2018, the next thing I know I’m getting reports through the post and unexpected prescriptions *shrug*

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  5. menhir1

    July 18, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Well, nothing like surprises. Hopefully, it will taste nice. Mind you if it is a tablet, you could coat it in your favourite chocolate. Xx

    Liked by 2 people

    • AnneMarie

      July 18, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      I think it’s a capsule, I’ve visions of cod liver oil

      Liked by 1 person

      • menhir1

        July 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm

        Erm, flavoured with Cod liver oil! That would be novel.

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