Are you suffering from any
Of the following conditions? If so you don’t need to wait to see the
doctor as you can get advice and
Cough/ Cold / Sore Throat treatment from your Pharmacist. If you
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan don’t pay for you prescriptions, some
Constipation/ Diarrhoea Pharmacists will be able to prescribe
medicines to treat these conditions
Primary Care Trust effectively and without charge.
Head Lice/ Threadworm/ Scabies
Headache/ Earache Am I eligible for the Scheme?
High Temperature Yes- If you
• have current exemption from
A Community Blocked nose prescription charges.
•Hold a current prepayment certificate
Pharmacist •Are suffering from one of the conditioned
Tummy upset listed.
Service to Treat Minor
Ailments Can I go to the Pharmacy?
Conjunctivitis Not all Pharmacies may provide this
service at present. Please ask you
Eczema/ Nappy Rash Pharmacist if they currently provide this
Cystitis/ Vaginal thrush What do I have to do next?
You can go straight to one of the
Oral Thrush / Teething Pharmacies that are taking part in the
Scheme. The Pharmacist will see you
Insect Bites and stings without an appointment, but remember to
take with you proof of exemption from
Athletes Foot/ Verrucas prescription charges or your prepayment
Mouth Ulcers / Cold Sores
What will the Pharmacist ask? You Will Not Always Need
You may not need any medication. If this
Once your eligibility for this service has is the case the Pharmacist will give you
been confirmed, you will be asked advice on how best to deal with your
questions about your symptoms. symptoms. If it is appropriate, the
These will include details about other Pharmacist will give the right medicine for
medications you are currently taking you. This medicine is only for you. It may
and details about your illness. This is to not be right for anybody else even if they
make sure that the medicines you are have similar symptoms.
given are suitable for you. Please be The Pharmacist will also tell you the best
assured all details given to the way to take the medicine and other ways
Pharmacist will be treated as to help manage your ailments.
You will be required to sign the back of the
The Pharmacist will also need to know Pharmacist’s prescription form and to
the Name & Address of your GP. show evidence of your exemption like you
do on a doctor’s prescription. If you do not
provide this evidence then the Pharmacist
will still provide you with medicine but this
exemption will be checked at a later time.
Advice may also be
Your Pharmacist is providing treatment obtained from
and/or advice under the ALWPCT Minor
Ailments Scheme in line with your
presenting symptoms 0845 4647 or at
If your symptoms persist you should seek www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
further advice from your GP.