The Practice in conjunction with pharmacies across Calderdale participates in the Minor Ailments Scheme. This enables patients with less serious ailments to be treated more quickly by a pharmacist without the need for an appointment.
How does the scheme work?
When you join the scheme your Pharmacist will give you a minor ailments patient passport. The patient passport will allow you to visit a participating pharmacy up to 10 times to receive advice and/or treatment for any of the minor ailments or conditions listed below. When the passport has been used 10 times your Pharmacist will give you another passport.
When you take the minor ailments patient passport to the pharmacy, the pharmacist will assess you and give advice and if appropriate treatment (usually in the form of medication). Any medicines dispensed will be free of charge if you do not normally pay prescription charges. If you normally pay for your prescriptions you will be charged the retail price of the medication or the prescription charge – whichever is the cheaper.
Which minor ailments are included in the scheme?
The minor ailments included in the scheme are:
- athlete’s foot
- hay fever/allergic rhinitis and allergies
- head lice
- insect bites and stings
- minor burns and cuts
- mouth ulcers
- sore throat
- sprains and strains
- vaginal thrush
- verrucas and warts
- viral upper respiratory tract infection
How can I join the scheme?
If you would like to join the scheme all you need to do is simply sign up for the scheme with your GP practice. Your GP practice will issue you with a minor ailments patient passport.
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