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My GP was prepared to issue scripts, each for three months, to cover me for the first 9 months. I have been home since so scripts have since been for shorter periods. People joining the boat can collect them and bring them.
If you run out, in many places a pharmacy will sell you anything it stocks (other than sedatives, morphine etc) without a script. That is, if they stock what you need. Many things that NICE approve are not widely available outside the UK (and vice versa).
You can take your last script to an Wnglish speaking local doctor and pay them to issue a new one. In some countries that is easy - in others (e.g New Zealand) it is a real (expensive) palaver.
The key issue I have had - having been away for four years - is that I took a fairly comprehensive medical kit of painkillers, antibiotics etc as well as local aesthetics (stitching wounds, inserting catheters (sic) etc.) The sell by dAte on many of these was quite short and all expired after two or so years. Replenishing your kit in a non- English speaking country is very hard.