Shropshire health bosses: 'No need to stockpile or panic buy paracetamol'

There is no need to stockpile or panic buy paracetamol, Shropshire health bosses have said.

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have warned that members of the public are buying unnecessary amounts of pain relief as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Health officials are urging everyone not to panic buy as assurances have been made by medicine wholesalers, as well as NHS England, that there is sufficient amounts of paracetamol for everyone within the health system.

See also:

Pharmacies across the UK have been asked to limit sales to one pack of paracetamol per person to ease the pressure on the supply chain.

Liz Walker, pharmacist and head of medicines management at Shropshire CCG, said: "I would like to reassure everyone that you do not need to buy more paracetamol than you need.

"Particularly in these challenging times, it is important that we are mindful of others and try to work together.

"Patients are also reminded not to contact their GP for paracetamol unless they already have a prescription.”


Jacqui Seaton, head of medicines management at Telford and Wrekin CCG, said: "Paracetamol is getting through but it is flying off the shelves.

"We have now asked our pharmacists to limit the sale of paracetamol to one pack per person to ensure everyone can get supplies of over-the-counter stock.

"Please do not panic buy or purchase multiple packs from different stores as there is absolutely no need to do so.”

For more information on the coronavirus outbreak, visit

Date: 26 March 2020 | Source: Shropshire Star

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

Upcoming Events in Telford

31 Mar 2020


Running time (approx): 45 minutes - interval - 45 minutes

Strictly 14+ Likely to be swearing and adult content

If you attempt to re-sell your tickets, your booking will be cancelled

View Details

04 Apr 2020

10am - 6pm

English Heritage members - Free
Adult - £8.60
Child (5-17 years) - £5.20
Concession - £7.70
Family - £22.40

View Details

10 Apr 2020

Under 1's - FREE
Toddlers (ages 1 - 4) £7.00
Children (ages 4 - 14) £15.00
Adults £4.00

VIP Entry from 9am

Gates open 10am - 5pm

View Details

11 Apr 2020

10am - 5pm

VIP tickets can enter from 9am

Child - £15

Toddler - £7

Adult - £4

View Details

12 Apr 2020

£10 per adult

£5 per child (4-16)

£25 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

This includes access to the event, grounds and gardens, and Woodland Adventure Playground at no extra cost.

For a small additional fee of just £3 per adult and £2.50 per senior/child, visitors take an exciting tour of the house.

View Details
View More