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Minor Ailments Service

Some pharmacies run a minor ailments service, which means they can supply medicines for certain conditions on the NHS.

If your pharmacy runs a minor ailments service that includes eczema, for example, it means your pharmacist can supply medicines for this condition and you'll only pay the standard prescription charge.

If you're exempt from paying prescription charges – because you're under 16 or over 60, for example, or you have a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) – you won't pay for the medicine. Just ask at your local pharmacy.

Pharmacies offering the service can supply products for the following conditions:

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Athlete's foot
  • Back pain
  • Cold sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact dermities
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Hay Fever
  • Headache/Earache
  • Head lice
  • Indigestion/Heartburn
  • Infective conjunctivitis
  • Insect bites/stings
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Nappy rash
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Sore throat
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Toothache
  • Thrush
  • Viral upper
  • Warts and verrucas


Lord Lister Health Centre, 121 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0EP
  • Telephone 020 8250 7510
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