Minor Ailments Scheme

Ever thought about visiting your local pharmacy rather than your GP when you’re suffering from things like a slight temperature, head lice, sore throat or hayfever?

The Pharmacy First “Minor Ailments” scheme allows participating pharmacists to prescribe and help with certain simple problems that may not require a direct visit to your doctor. This could save you a lot of time and hassle if you or your young child are looking for some quick and easy treatment.

Conditions treated by Pharmacy’s:


Indigestion / Heartburn (from 6 years)

Diarrhoea (from 12 years)

Haemorrhoids (from 18 years)


Sore Throat

Nasal Congestion (infant)

Verruca / Wart


Headache / Earache

Hay Fever

Soft Tissue Injury

Athletes’ Foot

Cold Sores

Contact Dermatitis (from 10 years)

Head Lice

Insect Bites & Stings

Dry Skin

Nappy Rash

Vaginal Thrush (from 16-60 years)


Conjunctivitis (from 2 years)

Ear Wax

Threadworm (from 2 years)

Allergy / Rash

Oral Thrush





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