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Re: [IPk] Prescription expemption renewal

I've had to renew mine every 3 years I think, When I was a kid my mum had an 
old cardboard thing somewhere and when I got married I filled out a form & 
got a new one, which I renewed when the chemist said it had expired.

This year is the first in 33yrs that I have had a letter through the post 
warning me that it was about to expire & that it would be renewed

Maybe the system is starting to work efficiently (won't hold my breathe 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Prescription expemption renewal
> Hi Helen
> Google is your friend (I typed in "renew NHS exemption certificate" and 
> got this most useful page).
> http://www.ppa.org.uk/ppa/medex_faq.htm
> Medical Exemption Certificates- Frequently Asked Questions
> Scroll down to the bottom:
> *Q. I have a Medical Exemption which is due to expire. How do I renew it?*
> A. We will send you a reminder letter, including a renewal application 
> form about 21 days before your certificate is due to expire.
> *Q. I did not receive a renewal letter and my Medical Exemption 
> certificate has expired?*
> A. Please contact us on 0845 601 8076 and we will advise you what to do.
> That should help!
> I think the length of time you get it for does vary according to where you 
> live.
> Di
> Stehelndd wrote:
>> Hi All
>> Just a query..
>> I had to get a 'script from the docs today for a severe chest infection
>> (ahh...summer!) and realised while in the chemist my exemption 
>> certificate
>> is due to expire in August. In the past (I've had type 1 diabetes for 34
>> yrs) I have had to go through hoops to get a new card with loads of 
>> forms,
>> Drs certificates, etc., to fill out and it takes months to get a new one.
>> The chemist said that normally, anyone with a chronic condition that 
>> isn't
>> going to change, (ie: type 1 diabetes) will automatically be sent a new 
>> card
>> without having to fill out forms, etc., but this never happens with mine.
>> I'd like to know how anyone on here goes about renewing their cards. I 
>> don't
>> have a telephone number to call them on, just a PO address in Newcastle. 
>> Has
>> anyone got a contact number? How long do you get your cards for? My cards
>> normally last 3 years. A lady in the chemist said her sister has type 1 
>> and
>> has been issued a card for life!
>> Regards and puzzled
>> Helen (medtronic minimed 522 4 years plus)
>> .
> .
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