GPs and pharmacies ‘struggling to obtain antibiotics to treat strep A’
Health / Fri 9th Dec 2022 at 09:37am
GPs and pharmacists say they are struggling to get hold of antibiotics for infections including strep A, as the government continues to insist there are no shortages reports The Guardian.
It comes as the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said the number of children under 15 who had died from invasive strep A illness in England had risen to 13, taking the UK total to 15.
Dr Leyla Hannbeck, the head of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies, said there had been a surge in prescriptions for antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin since October and particularly in November, adding that they are not only used to treat strep A but other infections too.
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And the PM states there is no shortage - up in his ivory tower.