MINOR AILMENT SCHEME
Pharmacy teams can give advice about a range of common conditions and minor injuries, such as aches and pains, sore throat, coughs, colds, flu, earache, cystitis and skin rashes.
You don't need an appointment.
If you would like to buy an over-the-counter medicine, the pharmacist can help you choose one. They can also advise you on whether you need to see a GP.
The minor ailment scheme is designed to enable people with minor health conditions to access medicines and advice they would otherwise visit their doctor for.
It allows patients to see a qualified health professional at a convenient and accessible location within their community, and means patients do not need to wait for a gp appointment or queue up for a valuable a&e slot with a non-urgent condition.
If your pharmacy runs a minor ailment scheme, the pharmacist will be able to assess your needs, give you advice, suggest medicines if appropriate, and refer you to a gp if necessary.