if required, prescribed medication for a range of minor injuries and ailments by your local pharmacist, instead of going to see your GP or A&E.
To use the Minor Ailments Service you simply need to be registered with a local GP and be able to provide their details to the pharmacy. There’s no need to make an appointment and the service is free – you only pay for your prescription (unless you are exempt).
Ailments the service can help with include viral symptoms, skin conditions, allergies, sprains and strains, bites and stings, minor infections and general aches and pains. You can also get advice and treatment for many common children’s problems like nappy rash, teething pain, colic, worms, verrucae and head lice.