Yet another thing that I've had to chase, and getting no-where fast!
When I saw the midwife for the first time at 8 weeks, she had me fill in a form for a maternity exemption card. This gives me free prescriptions while I'm pregnant.
I'm currently on 2 different prescriptions that I have to collect every 15 days, and so far there has been no sign of this card!
According to other ladies that have had theirs, it usually takes a couple of weeks to arrive. Mine was applied for a month ago!
So I called the community midwife number (the one that is always engaged and usually takes up to 4 attempts to get through to), and asked them for advice on what to do.
This is what they said: "You should wait until you see your midwife again (16 weeks, so 4 more weeks from now) and if you don't have it by then, ask her to apply for a new one".
So in the mean time, I'm left paying for my 2 prescriptions when I'm supposed to now get them for free.. Oh I can claim the money back if I want though - another hassle I could live without..
Thanks again NHS!