The Minor Ailments Service is an NHS service for children, people aged 60 or over, people who hold a medical exemption certificate, and people on certain benefits.
When you are registered for the Minor Ailment Service, your pharmacist can give you medicine for a minor illness or complaint, if they think you need it. You will not have to pay for this.
You will be able to get advice and free treatment (if you need it) from your pharmacist for minor illnesses and complaints, such as:
|- acne||- headache|
|- athlete's foot||- head lice|
|- backache||- indigestion|
|- cold sores||- mouth ulcers|
|- constipation||- nasal congestion|
|- cough||- pain|
|- Diarrhoea||- period pain|
|- earache||- thrush|
|- eczema and allergies||- sore throat|
|- haemorrhoids (piles)||- threadworms|
|- hay fever||- warts and verrucae|
For further information about the Minor Ailments Service, please click on the link below:
NHS Minor Ailment Service - Patient Information Leaflet