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.
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
I’ve asked Datapharm to check out Seroquel, Amitryptyline, Prednisone as they can all cause lens opacity
I’ve received another email from NHS Choices
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.
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.