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Minor Ailments Scheme

Are your prescriptions free? 

If so, when you suffer from ailments such as:

Athletes foot, chicken pox, cold sores, constipation, conjunctivitis, acute bacterial diarrhoea, dermatitis, dysmenorrhoea, haemorrhoids, hay fever, head lice, headache, earache, temperature, dental pain, indigestion, heartburn, tummy upsets, insect bites & stings, mouth ulcers, nappy rash, nasal congestion, pruritus, sore throat, teething, toothache, thrush (including oral thrush), threadworm

Your pharmacist can offer advice and free treatment.minor_illness

Are you eligible for the Scheme?

Yes – if you:

  • Are registered with a Sheffield GP.
  • Have current exemption from prescription charges
  • You register onto the Scheme
  • Are suffering from one of the conditions listed above

Almost every pharmacy in Sheffield provides this service: you will probably see leaflets and posters on display to show you that they do.

What do I have to do to register onto the Scheme?

The Pharmacist will need the name of your Sheffield GP practice and confirmation that you are exempt from prescription charges.

You will be registered onto the Scheme or your current registration confirmed via a unique personal identity code.  You will be issued with a card showing this code.

If you do not show this evidence the Pharmacist may not be able to offer you this service.

Will the Pharmacist always be able to help me?

The Pharmacist is a highly trained healthcare professional who can provide expert, confidential advice on common health problems and the best medicines to treat them.

When you see the Pharmacist for one of the highlighted ailments, he/she is providing treatment and/or advice for the symptoms you have described.

If your symptoms persist you should seek further advice from your GP.  Your GP will need to know which pharmacy you attended.

For information regarding the Scheme, please contact:-

Helen Wragg,
Business Admin Support Officer
Medicines management Team
722 Prince of Wales Road
S9 4EU

Tel:  0114 305 1137

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