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Minor Ailments Scheme

All pharmacists can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help clear up the problem.

If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP instead.

What's more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends.

If everybody went to a pharmacist with common health problems, more time would be freed up for our GPs. This might make it easier to get a convenient appointment with your GP next time you need one.

So, if you have a common health problem, a trip to your local pharmacy is an option.

 The following minor ailments are covered under the scheme:-

Allergies, Athletes Foot, Blocked Nose, Cold Sores, Colds, Constipation, Coughs, Cystitis, Dermatitis, Diarrhoea, Dry Itchy Skin, Ear Wax, Ezcema, Hay Fever, Headaches, Head Lice, High Temperature, Indigestion, Infant Colic, Minor Burns & Wounds, Nappy Rash, Oral Thrush in Children, Pain, Piles, Scabies, Sore Throat, Teething Pain, Thread Worms, Vaginal Thrush, Verrucas, Vomiting, Warts.

If you are registered with a Lambeth GP, have a current exemption form or pay for your medication and are suffering from one of the ailments listed above, then you qualify for this scheme. 

For patients entitled to free prescriptions the medication provided by the Pharmacist is also free, however, anyone currently paying for their medication will also pay for anything provided by the Pharmacist.

Local pharmacies currently participating in the scheme are listed below:

  • Junction Pharmacy – 182 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9QH – 0207 274 7599

  • Herne Hill Pharmacy – Flat 1, 75 Herne Hill, London SE24 9NE – 0207 274 4591

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