Countrywide Petition

Abolish the out dated 'ONE MILE RULE' in the dispensing of medication in England

A Dickensian rule was set in the early nineteen hundreds which states that Doctors prescribe and Apothecaries dispense. Doctors could only dispense if the patient lived more than a mile from the Apothecary (as the crow flies) due to Doctors staff not being qualified.

Now in the 21st century, Doctors dispensing staff are as qualified in all aspects of dispensing and services as the Chemists. The One Mile Rule should now be abolished to fit the NHS White Paper headed PATIENT CHOICE, so that ALL patients in practices throughout the country have the option to choose where they would like their medications dispensed be it,  Retail, Online or Doctors Dispensaries.
Therefore by abolishing the ONE MILE RULE, the Government will adhere to the heading of the NHS White Paper.

Please sign the petition using the web site below:-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/230270

Once you have signed the petition – they will send you an email – you MUST clink on the link in the email to confirm your address - your signature will not be counted until you click the link in the email – check you junk mail!

Please Note - One signature per email address.  So if each member of your family has their own email address you can place more than one signature per household.

At 10,000 signatures - government will respond to this petition

At 100,000 signatures - this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.

Deadline 30.04.19