Minor Ailments Scheme
Minor Ailment Scheme.
Everyone can go to their pharmacist for free advice or to buy a medicine for a minor illness or ailment. The minor ailment scheme is a new NHS Enfield CCG service for people,including children, who don't pay prescription charges.
In some parts of the country, there are NHS minor ailment schemes. These allow pharmacies to provide you with medicines for free on the NHS, as well as giving you advice and support about how to care for minor conditions yourself.
The medicines covered by the scheme are different depending on where in England you live, so you will need to talk to your local pharmacy about what they offer.
Anyone who doesn't normally have to pay for prescriptions from their GP –for example because they're under 16, over 60 or on benefits is eligible for the scheme and will not need to pay for the medicine that the pharmacist suggests.
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