Greater Manchester Minor Ailments Scheme – Pharmacy First

Please find below important documents regarding the Greater Manchester Minor Ailments Service.

This service is currently available to all Pharmacies within Stockport, Central, South and North Manchester and Salford CCG localities but other CCGs may join in future.

MESSAGE FOR SALFORD CONTRACTORS – If you wish to join up to this service please sign the signature page of the SLA and email to once you have received confirmation from the Area Team and the service is made live on Pharmoutcomes you may deliver this service.

Minor Ailments Scheme Briefing

GM Minor Ailments SLA – July 2015

Minor Ailments consultation form (including patient experience) THIS FORM MUST BE USED PLEASE DELETE PREVIOUS VERSIONS


GM MAS service Spec

Formulary Revised July

Minor Ailments Scheme FAQ


Pharmacies and GP practices involved in the scheme to date:


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Greater Manchester Minor Ailments Scheme – GP REFERRAL LETTER

Please find below a template GP referral letter for the Minor Ailments Scheme. A link to the letter will also be placed on the PharmOutcomes module and the Community Pharmacy Greater Manchester website. Though we encourage all pharmacies to use the template letter, it’s use is optional and pharmacies should discuss with their local practices how best they would like patients referred to them.

GP Referral Letter


Minor Ailments Service

We have been informed that the Area Team have made two temporary changes to the MAS formulary due to manufacturing issues.

Cuplex gel has been replaced with Salactol

Quinoderm both strengths has been replaced by Acnecide gel 5%

Pharmacies are being made aware of the changes via PharmOutcomes in addition to this message. Please can we take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of checking PharmOutcomes for updates regarding services on a regular basis.

Formulary Update: July 2014

Quinoderm –  the 25g 5% tube is no longer available it has been agreed to include the 50g tube in the formulary instead

Additional Information

The following pages on our website contain useful information and resources to assist with Minor Ailments.

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Treat Yourself Better Campaign

Choose Well Campaign

Greater Manchester Minor Ailments Scheme- Treating Headlice

Please see the following Self Care Fact Sheets:

  1. Back-Pain
  2. Eczema
  3. Heartburn and indigestion
  4. Fever in Children
  5. Constipation
  6. Headache
  7. Cough
  8. Acne
  9. Sprains and strains
  10. Sore Throat
  11. Otitis Media
  12. Common Cold
  13. Sinusitis
  14. Chicken Pox – HELP SHEET -NEW APRIL 2015

The following document is a useful guide from Pharmacy Voice: Helping People become Self Care Aware

Please visit the following external links for further information:


News Item: Minor Ailments on social media

The Following video is from The Royal Pharmaceutical Society promoting MAS: