I was at my Doctors surgery the other day.
As I was about to leave I remembered that my Paracetamol and Antiflamatory tablets were running low.
So I asked for a prescription for them.i was told that there is a Government drive to stop prescribing Paracetamol and Antiflamatories and instead the patient should just buy from the Pharmacy.
I explained that for the volume I wanted I'd have to visit about 12 different shops to buy one box of 12 from each shop.
The Doctor reluctantly gave me a prescription. ...
I explained that I pay for a pre payment card to pay for all my tablets etc......
The Doctor said 'yes, the Government advise that you should keep all the receipts and you can claim the money back'
I'm not sure if this ideais being rolled out across Britain or just trying it out in Lancashire NHS.