Your Local Pharmacist Can Help
Pharmacists 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?
Colds and Flu
Ear Wax Removal
Eczema and Dermatitis
Head Lice Infestation
Soft Tissue Injury
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