Far be it from me –

She’s Got A Ticket To Ride (But She Don’t Care)

It comes to something when a patient is asked to pay a General Practitioner to write a letter to the Department of Work and Pensions. A General Practitioner is surely there to oversee the mental wellbeing of a patient? Shouldn’t a standard letter, sent on behalf of a patient, to the DWP, or indeed any part of HMG, be sent by electronic mail, or by Royal Mail, for the cost of second class stamp? I’ve reluctantly agreed to pay £16.50 so that my GP can convey some information on my behalf. Once again, I shall think very carefully about approaching a General Practitioner for any help in relation to any aspect of my mental well being.

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The NHS Choices Website – Their Choices or Your Choices – Another update

So far there’s been no sign of another email from Datapharm but I’ve been to the NHS Choices website to check whether lens opacity has been added to the list of side effects for  Chlorpromazine and here is the link

http://www.nhs.uk/medicine-guides/pages/medicinesideeffects.aspx?condition=schizophrenia+and+psychosis&medicine=chlorpromazine+hydrochloride&preparation=

Yes!

I’ve asked Datapharm to check out Seroquel, Amitryptyline, Prednisone as they can all cause lens opacity

More soon

 

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The NHS Choices Website – Your Choices or Their Choices? An update

I’ve received another email from NHS Choices

“Dear Madam,

The content of our drugs “Medicines A-Z” is provided by an external company called Datapharm. It is a comprehensive list but certainly different people can have different experiences on different drugs.

However, at NHS Choices we merely publish the content they provide.

If you have a complaint about that content please contact Datapharm.

Kind regards
NHS Choices”

 I’m  waiting to hear from Datapharm.  Last Friday they told me “The Medicine Guide for Chlorpromazine currently covers the lens opacity side effect with a listing of ‘eye or eyesight problems’. I will refer ask our editorial team to consider the inclusion of a more explicit term, such as lens opacity. I will contact you in a week with an update to the status of this information.

More soon

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