On the day acute prescriptions are normally issued by the GP at the time of the appointment but if not, they will be available for collection within 72 working hours as are repeat prescriptions.
Antibiotic resistance is a complex problem – overuse and misuse of antibiotics is creating antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria against which none of the current antibiotics work. The race is on to develop new antibiotics to kill these resistant strains but, if we don’t win that race, we could face a future in which antibiotics no longer work. That could mean a return to the pre-antibiotic age, where people with compromised immune systems may not recover from common infections and deaths in childbirth, or from infected wounds, or pneumonia were commonplace.
The inappropriate use of antibiotics drives antibiotic resistance and means antibiotics may become less likely to work in the future.