A response from Jonathan Gregory, an Oncologist:
"Hi Clive, I couldn't agree more. It sounds like my asthma is very similar to yours. I have an identical interaction with the GP when I need a repeat prescription every 2 years or so, despite being a hospital clinician.
There is also the issue of more regular repeat prescriptions, I appreciate there is a need for some medication review - side effect checks, are they still needed etc, but there are long term patients who are also 'experts' who have to chase about for repeat prescriptions every 4-8 weeks for years on end and a GP has to sign t