The Minor Ailments Scheme
The Community Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme is a service available in Newquay and means you do not need to wait for an appointment to see your doctor about certain conditions.
Conditions treated are;
Conjunctivitis (Red sticky eyes) - Children over 1yr and adults
Cystitis (Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection) – Women over 18ys, you will be asked for a urine sample.
Impetigo (Skin condition) - Children over 1yr and adults
If you are suffering from any of these problems you can get advice and treatment from your local pharmacy.
If you do not usually pay for your prescriptions, then your pharmacy will be able to supply the medicine free of charge under the scheme. If you usually pay for prescriptions you will be charged a fee equivalent to the cost of a prescription.
The pharmacist may refer you back to your GP if they feel your illness is not treatable under the scheme or the medicine available through the scheme is not suitable for you.