Scotland NHS Humira and waiting times

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Hi

i am on weekly injections and live at the moment in wales uk and i am thinking of moving to the highlands in Scotland (i cope with the cold up there better then the damp weather in wales).

how difficult will it be to see a Gastroenterologist consultant and get the humira, would there be a long wait to see a consultant, or will they just continue with out a delay by transferring records?

I am on humira for crohn's and Ankylosing spondylitis and see a rheumatologist and the 2 consultants prescribe humira jointly so to justify it easier to the powers to be and bean counters

Thanks for any info.

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    Depends where youre planning on going.

    Inverness hospital is well equiped, elgin hospital is well equiped.

    How far north are you thinking of going?

    I am from wales and spent 11 years up near inverness.

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      Hoping to find some where near tain and was hoping to use the inverness hospital, as i always have traveled out of area if need be for good consultants.(Currently nearest big hospital is 15 miles but i travel 60 miles because consultants are better)

      The problems is different areaes different prescription rules

      Thanks

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    • Posted

      You could call nhs scotland and enquire about it in the areas youre looking at?

      Or perhaps someone will give you a reply here.

      Good luck!!

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    Hi i was on humria injections for  3 months 2016 they didn't help my crohn's flare up. I am on Inflixmab they are helping. I live in Dundee Scotland. My dad has Ankylosing spondylitis he has had since he was a teenager, he is in his seventies. I hope you get to continue your treatment.

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    i am lucky humira work for me most of the time and certanly stops my pain.

    i just need find somthing when i flare up with crohnes

    Thanks

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