Minor Ailment Scheme

Care in the Pharmacy

The Minor Ailments scheme works by giving patients the option to visit their pharmacist to receive advice and treatment for certain minor illnesses, instead of having to make an appointment to see their GP on a range of minor health.

This is particularly useful if treatment is required late evenings, or at weekends when the GP practice is closed.

Any medicines dispensed will be free of charge to patients who do not normally pay prescription charges.

Patients who normally pay for prescriptions will be charged the retail price of the medication or the prescription charge – whichever is cheaper.

Minor Ailments covered by the scheme:-

  • Athletes foot
  • Common cold
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Hayfever
  • Headache
  • Head Lice
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Sore Throat
  • Threadworm
  • Tummy upset
  • Vaginal Thrush
  • Warts
  • Verrucas

When you use this service the pharmacist will consult with you about your ailment. After filling out a consultation form he/she will give you advice and guidance on your ailment and supply you with medicines when appropriate.

Please be aware that in certain circumstances the pharmacist may refer you back to your GP instead of supplying medicine if he/she feels it is necessary

Local Pharmacies participating in the Minor Ailments Scheme:-

  • Bamfords Pharmacy – Adlington
  • Cohens Chemist – Chorley
  • Lloyds Pharmacy – Chorley
  • Boots Pharmacy – Chorley