Minor Ailments Service

Your local chemist can offer you advice and treatment for a range of minor ailments.

The ‘Pharmacy First Minor Ailments Scheme’ is for people who do not pay for their prescription (including children), and allows them to receive advice and medicines for a range of minor ailments, free of charge without having to visit their GP first.

Examples of minor ailments covered as part of the service include

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold sores
  • Constipation
  • Cough/Cold/Fever
  • Cystitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Hay fever
  • Eye infection
  • Head lice
  • Headache
  • Indigestion/heartburn
  • Insect bites/stings
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Scabies
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Thrush and Verrucas/warts