I was out of town the other weekend, and staying in a friends house which naturally was a bit of a trigger, so much so that the almost empty inhaler I'd taken with me became an empty inhaler by Sunday morning, so no doctor and no prescription. Trying the local chemist for a refill, he accepted but at a charge of 10 quid (one ventolin inhaler) which seemed a reasonable price to be able to breathe and nowhere else was open.
So, does anyone know what the rules are regarding this?
Is it really allowed?
What's the fee structure? Do they just charge what they feel like?
Can I get a renewable prescription? One I just carry around and can use when I need a new inhaler?
I suppose I could have gone to an A&E but waiting there for a couple of hours and wasting the time of people who are quite clearly busy enough for something so minor is a bit ridiculous.