"Unable to access new medication"
Posted by A173 (as ),
My cardiologist has recommended this new drug for heart failure, he recommended that I was put on it as soon as it was approved for use. Approval was given by the Scottish medicines consortium in March this year. I contacted my GP surgery as soon as I knew it had been approved for use in Scotland asking when they would be starting me on it. They contacted my cardiologist who confirmed he wanted me on this drug, It is now August and I am still not being prescribed this drug as Forth Valley NHS have not approved it. It has been suggested that I contact a different cardiologist at forth valley royal hospital with regards to this new medication, ( I have never been a patient of Dr of this cardiologist) I have no doubt they are a competent Dr but I have no complaints with my current cardiologist and the golden Jubilee's care. This new drug showed fantastic results during clinical trials and showed a 20% reduction in mortality rates, It seems to be a post code lottery as to the care supplied by the NHS within Scotland.