Minor Ailments Scheme
The Minor Ailments Scheme allows you to get fast treatment for a wide range of common problems (see below) from a participating pharmacy. The pharmacist will consult with you and recommend the best treatment for you.
If you are entitled to free prescriptions, then the medication provided is free. Otherwise you either pay the normal pharmacy price of the medication or the NHS prescription charge, whichever is cheapest.
To use the service you just visit one of the pharmacies listed on local-pharmacies for the Minor Ailments Scheme. It's easy! There does need to be an accredited pharmacist on site - this shouldn't be a problem but you might want to phone ahead to check.
The problems listed below are included in the scheme. If you are unable to use the scheme for your problem, then please contact us to make an appointment.
Conjunctivitis (eye infection) (age 2+)
Contact dermatitis (age 10+)
Colds and Flu
Diarrhoea (age 12+)
Haemorrhoids (piles) (age 18+)
Indigestion / heartburn (age 6+)
Insect bites and stings
Soft tissue injury
Vaginal thrush (age 16-60)
Veruccas and warts