Services Database Treatment of Minor Ailments (Kirklees Area)
The service will provide an alternative route for patients into primary health care, and will include a 10 minute consultation, provision of patient advice leaflets and where appropriate free over the counter (OTC) medicine(s) for patients exempt from prescription charges. Patients not exempt from prescription charges will be required to purchase any OTC medicines recommended. People will continue to be able to access the free advice from pharmacists on suitable medicines for their ailment as they do now.
Location of service
West Yorkshire LPC
Method of commissioning
NHS Enhanced service (AT)
Source of funding
Minor ailment service
Other organisations involved
Participating pharmacists will be required to have successfully completed the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) Minor Ailments training modules: - “Responding to Minor Ailments” and “Minor Ailments Services – a starting point for Pharmacists” which will be used to assess competence / accreditation to participate in the scheme.
This service is available in the Kirklees area only.