Minor Ailments

Advice leaflet displayed in a pharmacy

Minor Ailment Scheme - Hale Village Pharmacy, Liverpool

What is the Minor Ailment Scheme?

 

Every year, millions of us visit our GP surgeries for minor health problems that a local community pharmacy could help with. By visiting your local community pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and hassle while lowering pressure on your GP so they can deal with other more complicated healthcare conditions.

 

The Minor Ailments Scheme is an NHS funded scheme that aims to diagnose common ailments and provides free, effective treatment without medical intervention. Participating pharmacies will attempt to provide you with the medicine and care you need, but this is restricted by the nature of your ailment and the policy in place at each respected pharmacy.

 

Who is the Minor Ailment Scheme aimed at?

 

The service is for but not limited to:

  • Children aged under 16.
  • Those aged 19 or under in full-time education.
  • Those aged 60 or over.
  • Those in possession of a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC).
  • Other such medical exemption certification.
  • Those with certain benefits – income support, jobseeker’s allowance, universal credit.

What medical conditions are covered by the Minor Ailment Scheme?

 

The Minor Ailments Scheme is designed to cover a host of medical conditions, but due to the varying locations and methods of conditions, some ailments aren’t covered by the scheme. The conditions listed are examples and vary by location:

  • Backache
  • Limb sprains
  • Colds
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Coughs
  • Fever
  • Fungal infections on the skin, like verruca and warts
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Hayfever
  • Head lice
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Teething
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Childhood impetigo
  • Emergency hormonal contraception
  • Eye infections

What service can we offer?

 

Our pharmacists can help recognise and treat many common illnesses. We can give advice and recommend over-the-counter medicines that could help clear up the problem. Visit Hale Village Pharmacy, Liverpool for more information or call on 0151 425 2224.

Dave Murphy
Dave Murphy
Great pharmacy i just carnt find any faults well done hale villiage . Very helpful staff
Sue Ward
Sue Ward
Very helpful. Always putting the customer first.....
Sue Gerrard
Sue Gerrard
Always had fantastic service from our village pharmacy. Friendly, professional and extremely helpful advice given. During the lockdown weeks, Mike and all the staff worked very hard to ensure this service was provided in a safe manner within the premises and the continued delivery service, vital to so many in the village. Thank you to all concerned, we certainly appreciate all you have done and continue to do.
Madi Gomez
Madi Gomez
Great pharmacy ! Always have my medication on time and friendly staff
Pat Lewis
Pat Lewis
Cannot fault this pharmacy! The service received has always been excellent, including during the recent more difficult months of the Coronavirus pandemic. Sound advice and sympathetic assistance has been offered throughout by this pharmacy’s caring staff, especially to its most vulnerable customers.
De Newman
De Newman
Absolutely fantastic team in this chemist my an the kid's meds never a issue for them when they get changed by gps etc if there anything at all they ring me just a great service thanks all ??