Have just come back from GPs where I was told that they have been instructed by a higher authority to try and get patients to go private. GP would not say who and that she was not into politics when I asked if it was an instruction from Jeremy Hunt. She did say she would prescribe other medication if I found out what was available. As far as I am aware only the three troublesome Levothyroxine tablets are available in our area, as have asked this question before. I told her I could buy my medication over the internet, but could not for my son, so how guilty did she think that would make me feel! I hope she can't sleep tonight! I did say that we would not need doctors at all if we were pushed down the private road, so maybe she will think on this. Left the surgery with another prescription for Lansoprazole as a short term measure and am about to order online, but feel so guilty that I can't do this for my special needs son. They are sadistic! Janet.