Prescription issues

Hi all. I’m 52 and was diagnosed at the end of March. It took 2 weeks for the consultant to write to my gp and confirm diagnosis. I have been prescribed madopar, and this has been added to my record as a short term prescription. Does anyone know how to get it transferred to a repeat prescription?

My doctors surgery has a dispensary, and I’ve had many conversations with them and the reception and the staff there are reluctant to help. I’m going to ring on Monday and try and speak to a gp. I can’t deal with the uncertainty of worrying about if I have enough tablets left. They’ve helped a lot with my symptoms and I’m getting really stressed about it.

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Hello Ecobear

Does your Gp know that you have found the meds helpful? If s/he does know then it might be going through automatically to become a repeat prescription. Try asking for a meds review and confirming the situation with them.
Try to stay calm talking to them. I don’t know how I dare hand out this advice, this is truly all do as I say not as I did. Reception staff can’t help you, and under stress they will say anything to get rid of you. Politely insist on at least speaking to a doctor, tell them your condition causes panic, and you know there can be supply issues, therefore you need to have it settled in good time.
Best of luck, I have lived here since late 2018, and my meds are continually tweaked for one thing or another. Getting anyone in the GP surgery to read a letter sent by the consultant is a major diplomatic hurdle, and then doing anything about it…!!

Are you signed up to Patient Access? I go on line and order drugs through the system, there is a small place to write a comment where you could ask for them to be put on repeat