This is another great Mummy Saving tip! If you don’t pay for your prescriptions you may be able to use the NHS Minor Ailment Scheme to get medicines and advice FREE of charge at selected pharmacies across England.

Your pharmacy may be able to help with Ailments such as:

  • mild skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, athlete’s foot
  • coughs and colds, including blocked nose (nasal congestion), and sore throats
  • bruises, sunburn, and minor burns and scalds
  • constipation and piles (haemorrhoids)
  • hay fever, dry eyes and allergies (including rashes, bites and stings)
  • aches and pains, including earache, headache, migraine, back pain and toothache
  • vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
  • period pain, thrush and cystitis
  • head lice (nits)
  • conjunctivitis, cold sores and mouth ulcers
  • warts and verrucas
  • nappy rash and teething

To check whether your local pharmacy is part of the scheme you will need to

  • find your local pharmacy
  • click on it for more details
  • click on the “Departments and services” tab
  • look for “Minor ailment scheme” or “Minor ailment service” listed under “Pharmacy Service (NHS)”

To find out more information about the scheme simply follow this link: NHS Minor Ailments Scheme.


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