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NHS Minor Ailments Service

The NHS Minor Ailment Service is available from all community pharmacies in Scotland.  The service offers confidential advice and treatment, if you need it, for a number of common illnesses and complaints without the need for an appointment with your GP.  Here are just some of the conditions that your pharmacist can help you with:

                  acne               athlete's foot               backache               cold sores               constipation

           coughs and colds               diarrhoea               earache               eczema and allergies            pain

                     haemorrhoids (piles)               hay fever               headache               head lice

               indigestion            mouth ulcers            nasal congestion            period pain            thrush

                           sore throat                     threadworms                     warts and veruccae

You can register with the community pharmacy of your choice.  You don't have to make an appointment - you can go along at a time that suits you.  Your consultation will always be with a pharmacist and is completely free of charge.  Please note that the service is only available to those who did not previously pay for prescriptions before all charges were abolished, e.g. patients on benefits, students, children and the elderly (but not those living in a care home).  You must be registered with a GP practice in Scotland. 

Pharmacists provide many other services including NHS emergency hormonal contraception; NHS smoking cessation support; advice on travel injection requirements and supply of malaria prevention.

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