So recently I changed doctors, we had moved house a few years ago but I stayed with our old GP but now I have finally changed to a local doctor.
I had my medical with the nurse to check things like blood pressure and she then told me that I have no repeat prescription on the system, it took me by surprise because I thought it would just swap over with my notes, but I have to see the the doctor to get it set up.
It’s not a problem, I had just received a repeat before I swapped doctors and so I’m not due another prescription for 3 weeks, but for some reason it made me feel very uncomfortable!
It’s very comforting to know that I can get a repeat prescription within 48 hours and to suddenly not have that is strange, here in the UK the NHS provides us with medication for a set fee or if we are on a low income or on benefits then it’s free and we take that for granted.
I often read posts from people in America about how they can’t get medication because the doctors look upon them as drug addicts or they can’t get the medication they need because it’s too expensive, it always shocks me to read it.
If the post was from someone in a third world country then I would understand, I would still feel for the person but I would understand that it’s because of where they are living, poverty and possible corrupt systems but it’s not, it’s coming from the leading country in the world. Why is this happening in a country like America, I hear all the time that people in America are jealous of our NHS and yet our government seem intent on destroying it and the thought of not being able to get proper health care or medication because I can’t afford it scares me.
So come on America, look after those that are in need
Cameron, leave our NHS alone!