A minor ailment scheme medicines passbook
What is the scheme?
The passbook allows you to access certain medicines through any participating community pharmacy (chemist) for the ailments listed below. You are encouraged to use this service through your usual pharmacy wherever possible. If you do not pay for prescriptions you will not have to pay for any medicines through the scheme. You must present your passbook to obtain any supply.
Who can use the scheme?
Anybody registered with a participating GP practice may take part in the scheme. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.
Can I demand the medicines I want?
NO. The pharmacist will make a decision whether there is a need for any medication. The pharmacist may decide that you should see your doctor or give advice without supplying medicines.
If your symptoms persist you should seek further advice from your GP practice. Please remember to take your passbook with you.
Is your visit to the doctor really necessary? Try our Pharmacy First if your symptoms are on the following list:
- Allergies, hay fever, bites & stings
- Colds & Flu
- Cold Sores (oral)
- Dry cough
- Eczema & dry skin
- Nasal congestion
- Pain relief/sore throat
- Tummy upset
- Teething pain/mouth ulcers
- Vaginal thrush
- Productive cough