I came across this site a few hours ago whilst hunting for how to get my 17 yr old an inhaler! I'd called doctors for repeat, explaining that high pollen has put his asthma through the roof, but told he'll have to go without for almost another 2 weeks! This is ridiculous, I even asked for emergency appointment for him either with a doctor or the asthma nurse but she said that won't be possible as they won't prescribe! I pointed out he has severe asthma and anxiety which can add to his condition, still not allowed an appointment as she doesn't feel important enough! Actually ended the call telling her not to worry I'll take him to A&E if necessary!
Asthma is a killer, I know receptionists have a job to do, but obviously someone with long term severe asthma asking for medical assistance as requiring more than usual meds is is important, over 18's can buy extra online in emergencies, luckily I have obtained a reliever now though!
Sorry for rant, but I've rushed him to A&E before, it's scary for a parent!