Sue McQuinn ask…
Does anyone know if any of the pharmacies in Grantham participate in the Minor Ailments Scheme?
From NHS uk: “Some pharmacies also run minor ailment services that deal with specific common health problems.
“Pharmacies run schemes that deal with specific ailments, such as aches and pains, skin conditions and stomach upsets.
“If your pharmacy runs such a scheme, the pharmacist will be able to assess your needs, give you advice, suggest medicines if appropriate, and refer you to a GP if necessary,”
When pharmacies provide medicines as part of the minor ailment service, you get the medicines on the NHS. If you normally pay a prescription charge, this charge will apply here.
If you’re exempt from prescription charges – if you’re over 60, for example – you’ll get the medicine free.
If they do, it might relieve some of the pressure on local GP surgeries.