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Greenwich South Street Surgery are poo [Aug. 2nd, 2006|01:47 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
If you were a medical centre, what would you think is one of the most simple anf fundamental things that you do? Yes, that's right, taking requests for and issuing repeat prescription requests. So why, when I just ordered a prescription, did the pharmacist give me something I hadn't ordered? That's right, it was because the surgery had fvcked up and prescribed me the wrong thing.

The item on my repeat list is a type of insulin. It's on the list as Glargine, which is a generic name for Lantus, the name on the box. I queried this when I joined the practice and they said "Oh, don't worry, it's just the generic name. It's the same thing." This has been fine so far, I've asked for Lantus and they've given me the right thing. This time, they prescribed me Lantus, but what I didn't notice until the chemist gave me the bottle was that it was in a vial rather than cartridges, and thus completely fvcking useless to me. What they've clearly done is see that it doesn't say "Lantus" on my repeat list, and so just prescribe me anything called Lantus on their system. And add it to my repeat list. If I'd known they were going to do that, I'd have asked for methadone.

I phoned the surgery, and it's sorted out via a couple of their attempts to blame (a) me and (b) them switching over to a new system, but now, instead of going to the pub after work as I'd planned, I have to go back to Greenwich to get the correct prescription so that I can get my insulin and not die tonight. T0ssers.

[User Picture]From: atommickbrane
2006-08-02 01:09 pm (UTC)

NB, not an actual doctor

I hear that BEER is full of tasty insulin...
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-08-02 01:46 pm (UTC)

Re: NB, not an actual doctor

In the sense that drinking lots of it knackers the liver, thus impairing its ability to release glycogen into the bloodstream, so negatively affecting blood glucose levels, no it isn't, really.

Man, it's not even an Eastenders night either. I wouldn't mind being in if it were.
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[User Picture]From: chiller
2006-08-02 01:43 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-08-02 07:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, pharmacies can be rubbish as well. I've found a really good one now though, they don't even make you hang around to have labels printed, they just give me the boxes of insulin and leave me to it.

Mmmm, insulin.
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