Community Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme

If you are requesting an appointment or prescription for any of the conditions listed below, reception staff will be able to refer you to a local pharmacy where you can receive professional advice at no cost to yourself for the consultation.

If you don’t pay for your prescriptions you will not have to pay for treatment under this scheme, provided you bring proof of your exemption from NHS prescription charges. Ask at your GP Practice or local Pharmacy for details.

Do you think you may be suffering from one of the following conditions?

Acne
Athlete’s Foot
Cold sores
Severe dandruff
Hay fever / allergic rhinitis
Head Lice
Insect bites
Nappy rash
Oral thrush
Threadworms
Vaginal thrush
Warts or verrucae

You must also bring ID and be able to tell the pharmacist your NHS number. Your GP Practice will be able to tell you what this is if you do not know.

When you arrive at the pharmacy you should say who has referred you for the minor ailments scheme.