We know that there is a serious problem with the availability of paracetamol over the counter at pharmacists. Doctors and nurses are also struggling to buy it for themselves, just as you are. We have had requests for prescriptions for it. We are really sorry that we are not able to issue prescriptions for paracetamol or ibuprofen for patients who do not routinely get a prescription for it. We will carry on issuing prescriptions for patients who use it routinely for control of ongoing health problems, but we are sorry we cannot guarantee that the pharmacy will have any paracetamol to give you. If the pharmacy has no paracetamol to issue, then unfortunately there is nothing at all that we can do about that. In this case please don’t ask for an appointment as there really is nothing we can do. We are not able to offer appointments for requests for paracetamol or ibuprofen.