Minor Ailments Scheme 

Phamacist MortarTreatment of your Minor Ailments by your Community Pharmacist

Do you have to wait to see a Doctor?

No, you don’t need to wait to see the Doctor as you can get advice and treatment from your pharmacist. Some Pharmacists will be able to prescribe medicines to treat the following conditions effectively.

What conditions are covered?

  • Constipation
  • Cystitis - (women only aged 16 to 65)
  • Dermatitis/Eczema/Skin Rashes
  • Diarrhoea
  • Head Lice
  • Hay fever / allergies
  • Indigestion/Heartburn/Tummy Upset
  • Nappy Rash
  • Sore Throat
  • Temperature, Aches and Pains
  • Vaginal Thrush

Are you eligible for the scheme?

Yes, you are eligible for the scheme as long as you are suffering from at least one of the conditions. People who are normally exempt from prescription charges can also access the service without incurring any costs for the medication.

Can you go to any pharmacy?

Most of the local pharmacies are participating in this scheme, with exception of Rowland Pharmacy Chalbury Corner Preston.

What do you have to do next?

You can go straight to one of the pharmacies taking part in the scheme where the pharmacist will see you without an appointment. You will be asked questions about your symptoms, these will include details about other medication you are currently taking and details about your illness. This is to make sure that the medicines you are given are suitable for you, all details given to the pharmacist are confidential.

Will you always receive medication?

No, you may not require any medication but if this is the case the pharmacist will give you advice on how best to deal with your symptoms.

If it is appropriate the pharmacist will give the right medicines for you. This medicine is only for you, it may not be right for anybody else even if they have similar symptoms.

The pharmacist will also tell you the best way to take the medicine and other ways to help manage your ailments.

How much will this cost?

Patients who are exempt from prescription charges will receive all medication within the scheme free of charge.

Patients who pay for prescriptions will receive medication where appropriate under the scheme. A charge for medication will be payable.

What should you do if your symptoms persist?

IT IS IMPORTANT for you to seek further advice from your GP or Nurse Practitioner, if your symptoms persist.

Participating Pharmacies

Boots Pharmacy
26 Abbotsbury Road

Angel Pharmacies
24 Crescent Street
173a Abbotsbury Road
123 Radipole Lane, Southill
27 Buxton Road

Boots Pharmacy
81-82 St Mary Street

Chickerell Pharmacy
16  East Street

Lloyds Pharmancy
22 Gloucester Street

Rowland Pharmacies
(excluding Chalbury Corner)
3 Littlemoor Shopping

Wessex Pharmacies
14 Avenue Road
Lanehouse Rocks Road


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Tel: (01305)
25 Crescent Street

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