The minor ailment scheme is designed to enable people with minor health conditions to access medicines and advice from their Pharmacy 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.
Childhood ailments that may be treated under the scheme include:
If the patient being treated is exempt from paying prescription charges – because they are under 16 or over 60, for example, or they have a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) –they will not have to pay for the medicine.
Important points about the minor ailment scheme
Contact a local PCG Pharmacy near you to find out if you quality.