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pauljames87

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Not everyone who has paracetemol on prescription is physically able to go to a shop and buy them or buy them in the amounts they require in one trip.
Indeed but as always the case there are people who can but just dont

Anyone who has a prescription for paracetamol and goes chemist and is paying for it (£9 odd) the chemist should be able to go look here is the same stuff at less cost to you .. and saves the NHS a lot
 

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Indeed but as always the case there are people who can but just dont

Anyone who has a prescription for paracetamol and goes chemist and is paying for it (£9 odd) the chemist should be able to go look here is the same stuff at less cost to you .. and saves the NHS a lot
I was offered a prescription for paracetemol just before lockdown. It would have technically cost me nothing as I pay for my presciptions on an annual certificate. I still declined. Speaking to the doctor and there is a boots pharmacy in the same biulding and a sainsburys on the other side of the road, both sell paracetemol for less than 50p and yet plenty ask for a prescription if he recommended taking it.
 

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Indeed but as always the case there are people who can but just dont

Anyone who has a prescription for paracetamol and goes chemist and is paying for it (£9 odd) the chemist should be able to go look here is the same stuff at less cost to you .. and saves the NHS a lot
I think you maybe a little out of date, it’s over 2 years since NHS England came out with a list of over 30+ items (paracetemol being one) that shouldn’t be prescribed to anyone, except those with long term or complex conditions, they’ll be told to go and buy it.

So your scenario above should be a thing of the past.
 

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I think you maybe a little out of date, it’s over 2 years since NHS England came out with a list of over 30+ items (paracetemol being one) that shouldn’t be prescribed to anyone, except those with long term or complex conditions, they’ll be told to go and buy it.

So your scenario above should be a thing of the past.
Post above goes against this no?
 

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Surely no one goes to the GP for paracetamol 🤦‍♂️
I remember having a conversation with my doctor about this, as you get free prescriptions in Scotland. He says he has got asked for aspirin and paracetamol on prescription, and he's refused.
Patient - "But I'm entitled"
Doctor - "I don't care if you're entitled, it may be free to you, but it costs me £9 to raise a prescription for something that you can buy for 50p in the shop. This is non-essential medicine and not a sensible use of my funds."
I like my doctor. :LOL:
 

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I remember having a conversation with my doctor about this, as you get free prescriptions in Scotland. He says he has got asked for aspirin and paracetamol on prescription, and he's refused.
Patient - "But I'm entitled"
Doctor - "I don't care if you're entitled, it may be free to you, but it costs me £9 to raise a prescription for something that you can buy for 50p in the shop. This is non-essential medicine and not a sensible use of my funds."
I like my doctor. :LOL:
Most chemist in Scotland have a minor ailments service, you just have to register to get a certain amount of non prescription medication free.
 

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I remember having a conversation with my doctor about this, as you get free prescriptions in Scotland. He says he has got asked for aspirin and paracetamol on prescription, and he's refused.
Patient - "But I'm entitled"
Doctor - "I don't care if you're entitled, it may be free to you, but it costs me £9 to raise a prescription for something that you can buy for 50p in the shop. This is non-essential medicine and not a sensible use of my funds."
I like my doctor. :LOL:
Free prescriptions on Scotland and Wales but NOT ENGLAND. And yet we put up with this and they (Wales and Scotland) still moan on an on and on and on.....etc
 

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I remember having a conversation with my doctor about this, as you get free prescriptions in Scotland. He says he has got asked for aspirin and paracetamol on prescription, and he's refused.
Patient - "But I'm entitled"
Doctor - "I don't care if you're entitled, it may be free to you, but it costs me £9 to raise a prescription for something that you can buy for 50p in the shop. This is non-essential medicine and not a sensible use of my funds."
I like my doctor. :LOL:
went to get a flu job at the pharmacist yestrday - guy in front paid for several prescriptions from the girl on the counter - when the pharmacist came through with the package he told the girl to refund one and told the guy to buy it as it was much cheaper. Should be standard practise
 
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