A service for people who don't pay prescription charges.
Promoting Health through Pharmaceutical Care
WHAT IS THE NHS MINOR AILMENT SERVICE?
Everyone can go to their pharmacist for advice or to buy a medicine for a minor illness or ailment. But this is a new NHS service for people, including children, who don't pay prescription charges. It means that if your pharmacist thinks you need it then they can give you a medicine on the NHS without you having to pay for it. It will also save you making an appointment with your GP simply to get a prescription.
WHO IS THE SERVICE FOR?
You can use the NHS Minor Ailment Service if:
HOW DOES IT WORK?
HOW DO I REGISTER?
YOU WILL STILL HAVE TO GO TO YOUR GP IF:
WHAT DOES THE SERVICE OFFER?
acne athlete's foot back ache cold sores constipation cough diarrhoea ear ache eczema and allergies haemorrhoids (piles) hay fever headache head lice indigestion mouth ulcers nasal congestion pain period pain thrush sore throat threadworms warts and verrucae
CAN I STILL GO TO MY GP?
CAN I STILL GO TO OTHER PHARMACIES?
WHAT IF I'M NOT HAPPY?
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE
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A scheme which encourages people in Sheffield to visit their local pharmacist with minor ailments, rather than their GP, has been extended to people undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment. You can find further information here: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Fundraising/Inyourarea/England/Latest_news/Pharmacistssupportpeopleundergoingcancertreatment.aspx
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