NHS prescription for Selincro

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I'm looking for information about obtaining the prescription for Selincro from NHS doctor. Do you get your prescription on your first consultation or is there a process you have to go through? Also, will one have to attend counselling? I'm considering making an appointment, but I'm a little bit apprehensive as to what to expect. Also, can having the treatment on my medical records affect me negatively in future? I want to cut down my drinking and be able to just enjoy life without looking forward to a drink in the evening. But I don't think I can face a long process and group meetings etc. Thanks

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    If you mail Joanna for C3europe she should be able to give you all the correct information. 

    I know how you feel & this is a great forum.

    Good luck with it.

    Sadie

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    Hi PC!

    Each area of the UK has slightly different guidelines.

    If you are happy to PM me the town and county you live in, plus your email address, I can look up the relevant guidelines for your area and then email you back the evidence to print and take to your doctor.

    In some areas of the country, the local NHS has said that GPs can assess, prescribe if suitable, and monitor you progress.  Other areas have instructed GPs to refer their patient to a specialist physician dealing with alcohol misuse at your local alcohol recovery services for them to assess to see if the medication is suitable for you.

    So, when I know which area you live in, I can let you know what your local NHS have guided doctors to do.

    Look forward to hearing from you - please PM for privacy reasons (do not put you email address publically on this forum).

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