Thank you for your response. You're quite correct, Mesochem will supply without a prescription, and I have ordered 3 months of medication from them. I should have said 'imported' rather than 'Chinese', and I have now corrected this.
However, over the last several years, I have seen several GPs plus 4 specialists and 1 liver clinic. All of them have flatly refused to have anything to do with generic hep C medication. So I still need to find a GP who is willing to oversee my treatment, and I will still need further medication, which will require a prescription for imported generics.
So the question still stands.