Any EU doctor can write a valid private prescription in England. I am in desperate need of zolpidem 10mg as I cannot sleep due to study stress. My usual doctor is away for two weeks. A private precription can be written on any piece of paper with: patient's name and address, patient's age, doctor's name, registration number, medical qualification, contact details, medication required IN ENGLISH e.g. 30 x zolpidem 10mg ON PRN. Signature.