fluMinor Ailments

If you have a minor ailment (e.g. acne, athlete’s foot, backache, cold sores, constipation, cough, diarrhoea, earache, eczema, haemorrhoids, hay fever, headache, head lice, indigestion, mouth ulcers, nasal congestion, pain, thrush, sore throat, threadworms, warts & verrucae) and you do not pay for your prescriptions, you can visit your community pharmacist for advice and free treatment under the Minor Ailment Service. 

You may still have to go to your GP if the pharmacist feels that this is appropriate.

Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First allows patients to access FREE advice and/or treatment for uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection in women and Impetigo.

Your pharmacist will ask you about your symptoms in order to give you the right advice. You should be aware there are some exclusions which can prevent your pharmacist from treating you and you may still need to go to your GP.

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Urinary Tract Infection

Are you a woman aged between 16 and 65 with any of the following:

  • burning or stinging sensation on passing urine?
  • need to pass urine frequently?
  • need to pass urine urgently?


Do you have any of the following?

  • minor skin infection on one area of the body?
  • red sores that pop easily and leave a yellow crust?
  • fluid-filled blisters?
  • itchy rash?

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