Yeah, great. When I lived in the UK....we had to go to the doctor’s surgery to get ANY script and pay a fee. Nothing was ‘called in’.
Gonna be great for my elderly parents who I’m helping take care of. Mom is on a reg dose of hydro and is on a walker while my step-dad is in the early throws of dimentia. I’m already burning up the roads, as it is, hauling kids around.
Same boat. So this change makes it harder on us, because dealing with all just isn’t quite enough. The do-gooders need to step back. Their time will come. When they are called to minister, they might change their minds on the red tape and road blocks. But then again, their humanity can’t see it now...
What fee did you have to pay? The fee for the prescription at the pharmacy (nowadays £7 or so). If the doctor was charging a fee for writing a scrip, it was either a private doc or an NHS doc that was pulling some funny stuff. The NHS allows 3 month supplies of some meds, regulated stuff like pain meds are either 14 or 28 day supplies.