Services Database Minor Ailment Scheme

Service ID

19511

Description

The scheme utilises community pharmacy expertise and capacity to improve access for patients suffering from minor ailments. It creates a direct access pathway for patients entitled to free prescriptions by removing the prerequisite for the patient to visit a GP. The pharmacists provide medication or advice free of charge, via prescription; a provision that already exists for paying consumers. Patients with minor ailments obtain a “Minor Ailment Scheme Passport” that enables them to be seen at local participating pharmacies, freeing up the GP’s time for patients requiring complex interventions.

Location of service

Hillingdon LPC

Commissioner

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Not known.

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