In 2016 Dr Kirkland’s investigation for 5 live Investigates revealed some online pharmacies were selling antibiotics against guidelines laid down by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. It came at a time when doctors are being encouraged to cut the number of antibiotics they prescribe because of real concerns over breeding antibiotic resistance. The GMC launched an investigation based on the programme’s findings and Lord Jim O’Neill who carried out an investigation into Antimicrobrial Resistance described the revelations as ‘disturbing.’