The Minor Ailments scheme works by giving patients the option to visit their pharmacist to receive advice and treatment for certain minor illnesses, instead of having to make an appointment to see their GP on a range of minor health.
This is particularly useful if treatment is required late evenings, or at weekends when the GP practice is closed.
Any medicines dispensed will be free of charge to patients who do not normally pay prescription charges.
Patients who normally pay for prescriptions will be charged the retail price of the medication or the prescription charge – whichever is the cheaper.
Patients wishing to make use of the minor ailments scheme simply need to sign up for the scheme with their GP Practice. The GP practice will issue the patient with a Minor Ailments Patient Passport. Please come into reception to collect your “passport” to the service.
Find out more on NHS UK Pharmacy Minor Ailments scheme