A bit of running around this evening as we needed to access supplies of Tamiflu. There does appear to be a difference in the advice given. NHS Direct has an interactive questionnaire which can cause a bit of panic when it advises calling 999 immediately. When you attempt a second opinion from a GP, it becomes more complex and a prescription becomes the order of the day.
Only a limited number of pharmacies have supplies of the tablets. Although it does make sense to use supermarket pharmacies with longer opening hours, it can amount to a further division as people without access to transport (as most supermarkets are now out of town) can be at a disadvantage.
Let's hope there's a happy ending to this.
Posted by eric the fish at 20:06