Minor Ailments Scheme

Medicines Without Prescription

The Minor Ailments Scheme allows you to get fast treatment for a wide range of common problems from a participating pharmacy. The pharmacist will consult with you and recommend the best treatment for you.

If you are entitled to free prescriptions, then the medication provided is free. Otherwise you either pay the normal pharmacy price of the medication or the NHS prescription charge, whichever is cheapest.

To use the service you just visit one of the pharmacies listed below and ask for the Minor Ailments Scheme. There does need to be an accredited pharmacist on site – this shouldn’t be a problem but you might want to phone ahead to check.

Medical Problems Included in the Scheme

The problems listed below are included in the scheme. If you are unable to use the scheme for your problem, then please contact us to make an appointment.

  • Acne
  • Allergy/rash
  • Athletes foot
  • Cold sores
  • Conjunctivitis (eye infection) (age 2+)
  • Constipation
  • Contact dermatitis (age 10+)
  • Coughs,colds and flu
  • Diarrhoea (age 12+)
  • Dry skin
  • Earache
  • Ear wax
  • Eczema
  • Haemorrhoids (piles) (age 18+)
  • Hayfever
  • Headache
  • Head lice
  • Indigestion / heartburn (age 6+)
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Migraine
  • Nappy rash
  • Nasal congestion
  • Oral thrush
  • Scabies
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Sore throat
  • Temperature
  • Thread worms (age 2+)
  • Vaginal thrush (age 16-60)

Local Pharmacies Participating in the Scheme

A&A Pharmacy Ltd
58 Wilmslow Road
M14 5AL
Tel: 0161 224 8501

Rusholme Pharmacy
239 Wilmslow Road
M14 5LW
Tel: 0161 225 0260