NHS Common Ailment Scheme

Often quicker than making  a GP appointment this NHS service offers free advice and treatment (where advisable) from our  Pharmacists

We can offer an appointment for the following conditions. Click here to book an NHS appointment Online

  • Acne
  • Athletes Foot
  • Backache (acute)
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Colic
  • Conjunctivitis (bacterial)
  • Constipation
  • Dermatitis (dry skin)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry Eye
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hayfever
  • Head Lice
  • Indigestion
  • Ingrowing toenail
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Oral thrush
  • Ringworm (Intertrigo)
  • Scabies
  • Sore throat
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Verruca

Who can make an appointment?

Anyone who lives in Wales or is registered to a Welsh GP practice and is able to attend the pharmacy in person.

You can either be referred by your GP or other healthcare professional or can self-refer to this service. If you are unsure  please speak to our pharmacy team for advice.

If you are suffering with an eye condition you should visit a local optician first for a free NHS eye examination.


What to expect

You’ll need to register with us which only takes a few minutes.

You will have a private consultation with the pharmacist in a consultation room, this will usually take between 5 and 10 minutes. Alternatively you may have a telephone consultation.

You don’t have to make an appointment but this means you may have to wait to see the pharmacist at busy times.

Your doctor (GP) will be sent information about the advice and treatment you have received.

Sometimes the pharmacist may need to refer you to your GP or another healthcare professional if they are unable to treat your condition.

Before the consultation  please read more information about NHS Choose Pharmacy.
Click here to read or download the leaflet

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