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Your Local Pharmacist Can Help

local pharmacyPharmacists offer professional free health advice at any time - you don't need an appointment.

From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses. They can answer questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Your local Pharmacist can also advise on healthy eating. 

The service is available to patients who are:

  • Are entitled to free prescriptions
  • Are registered with a doctor that is taking part in the Minor Aliments Scheme
  • Are suffering with a minor aliment included in the scheme 

 

What is a Minor Ailment?

Athletes Foot

Back Pain

Bacterial Conjunctivitis 

Chicken Pox

Cold Sores

Colds and Flu

Constipation

Cough

Diarrhoea

Dysmenorrhoea

Earache

Headaches

Temperatures

Ear Wax Removal

Eczema and Dermatitis 

Hemorrhoids

Hay Fever

Allergies

Head Lice Infestation 

Indigestion or

Heartburn

Insect Bites

IBS

Migraine

Nappy Rash

Scabies

Soft Tissue Injury

Sore Throat

Teething

Mouth Ulcers

Threadworm

Vaginal Thrush

Upset Tummy

 

Pharmacists can also advise on health eating, obesity and giving up smoking. Some pharmacists have private areas where you can talk in confidence. They may suggest you visit your GP for more serious symptoms. It is possible to purchase many medicines from the chemist without a prescription.  Watch this short video on how you can get the most out of your local pharmacy

 
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