Patients can register with a Community Pharmacy for their Minor Ailment Service and receive advice and treatment for many minor illnesses and complaints.

The following persons are currently eligible to register for the service:

  • persons who are under 16 years of age or under 19 years of age and in full-time education
  • persons who are aged 60 years and over
  • persons who have a valid maternity exemption certificate, medical exemption certificate or war pension exemption certificate
  • persons who get Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • persons who are named on, or entitled to, and NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid HC2 certificate.

You need to be registered with a Scottish GP practice.

Patients will be able to get advice and free treatment (if you need it) from their community pharmacist for minor illnesses or complaints such as:

acne          athlete's foot       backache     cold sores   constipation   cough   diarrhoea   earache

eczema and allergies            haemorrhoids (piles)      hay fever       headache               head lice

indigestion   mouth ulcers      nasal congestions          pain               period pain            thrush

sore throat   threadworms     warts and verrucae

Please speak to your local pharmacy for more information

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