Allow Pharmacies/Chemists to dispense anti-biotics without a prescription

Remove the regulation which restricts Pharmacies from dispensing without prescription anti-biotics and higher strength medications (with some limitations of course).  On the continent Pharmacies/Chemists are permitted to dispense anti-biotics and higher strength medicines without a prescription from a GP. Surely this would free up time in GP's surgeries saving the NHS time to deal with more serious cases.

Its worth noting that Pharmacists are trained to do this already is just they are not permitted to do so in this country.

Why is this idea important?

Remove the regulation which restricts Pharmacies from dispensing without prescription anti-biotics and higher strength medications (with some limitations of course).  On the continent Pharmacies/Chemists are permitted to dispense anti-biotics and higher strength medicines without a prescription from a GP. Surely this would free up time in GP's surgeries saving the NHS time to deal with more serious cases.

Its worth noting that Pharmacists are trained to do this already is just they are not permitted to do so in this country.

Remove the limit on the number of pain killers you can buy

Remove the current limit of two small boxes of tablets you can buy at any one time. In the US you can bulk buy. The only effect of this is to push up prices. If you want to OD you can go to 3 shops.

Why is this idea important?

Remove the current limit of two small boxes of tablets you can buy at any one time. In the US you can bulk buy. The only effect of this is to push up prices. If you want to OD you can go to 3 shops.

Allow Purchase of as many Painkillers as needed

Abolish the ridiculous nanny state idea that merely preventing someone buying more than one box of Paracetamol or Aspirin will prevent suicides. Anyone who really wanted to harm themselves in this way will merely buy a box at Boots, a Box at Superdrug, a box at Lloyds…

Why is this idea important?

Abolish the ridiculous nanny state idea that merely preventing someone buying more than one box of Paracetamol or Aspirin will prevent suicides. Anyone who really wanted to harm themselves in this way will merely buy a box at Boots, a Box at Superdrug, a box at Lloyds…

Remove the difficulties in obtaining coproxamol

My doctor will no longer prescribe coproxamol for me, despite having taken it for 35 years, because NICE has decided that it can be used to commit suicide.  Due to medical conditions I cannot take any other painkillers so I just have to "grin and bear it"  I can go to any supermarket and buy paracetamol or aspirin which certainly would kill me, but because my GP is not prepared to take responsibility for writing a prescription saying that "NICE has said no"  I, and countless others, have to suffer.  I have absolutely no intention of taking my life, so please repeal this ruling and allow me to enjoy my life again.

Why is this idea important?

My doctor will no longer prescribe coproxamol for me, despite having taken it for 35 years, because NICE has decided that it can be used to commit suicide.  Due to medical conditions I cannot take any other painkillers so I just have to "grin and bear it"  I can go to any supermarket and buy paracetamol or aspirin which certainly would kill me, but because my GP is not prepared to take responsibility for writing a prescription saying that "NICE has said no"  I, and countless others, have to suffer.  I have absolutely no intention of taking my life, so please repeal this ruling and allow me to enjoy my life again.

removal of restrictions on the purchase of non-precription, everyday painkillers

I would like to see the current restrictions on the purchase of everyday painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, removed.

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see the current restrictions on the purchase of everyday painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, removed.