It will save time and money within the NHS
Law restricting Prescriptions for medications to 1 months supply
For example. – I personally have 3 repeat prescriptions. Two are basic nasal sprays and one is statins. I will have to take the statins for the rest of my life and the sprays for a year or so (at least). Yet I can only get prespriptions that are for 3/4weeks supply. This means that every 3/4 weeks the doctor has to give me a prescription, the chemist dispense it and the bureaucracy has to process the paperwork & make payments. Why? I can see the logic if the items were high cost (to avoid waste) or dangerous (to avoid overdose) etc but these are cheap, 'run of the mill' items that I will need for months/years. So why not allow say 3 months prescriptions on such items. Income/payments from the public can not be the issue as the £7 I pay will no where near cover the admin – and in any case, most people do not pay anyway.