Services Database Community Pharmacy Minor Ailments Pilot Scheme (Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG Area)

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The scheme is not designed for patients who are already self-caring effectively through their community pharmacy and visiting appropriately to obtain medicines suitable for the treatment of their condition.

Rather, it is aimed at:

  • Those patients who do not pay for their prescriptions, and
  • Who are currently accessing their GP surgeries for minor ailment advice or prescriptions instead of their local pharmacy, and or;
  • Who are unable to self-care effectively and who require additional support and advice through a minor ailment consultation.

Under the scheme, pharmacists should identify patients who are suitable for the scheme on the basis of their presentation, for example those identifying themselves as being recommended to attend the practice by their GP, or those requiring advice over and above what is usually provided by the pharmacy.

The patients must be registered with a GP practice located within the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Location of service

North Yorkshire LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

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Only pharmacists who have undertaken CCG accredited training can provide Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) under PGD. Training is specific to individual drugs under each PGD.


This service is available in the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG area only.