Services Database Think Pharmacy Service (Wirral Area)

Service ID



There are 2 distinct levels of service provision:

  • Level 1 Service comprises patient assessment and advice, and provision of a medicine or appliance from the pharmacy medicine or general sale list for patients with the conditions specified on the following list.
  • Level 2 Service comprises patient assessment and advice, and provision of a prescription-only medicine according to the criteria specified in the relevant Patient Group Direction (PGD), followed by a communication to the patient’s registered GP to advise of the treatment provided [with patient consent].

Please note, Wirral CCG has decommissioned the Level 1 minor ailments service from 31st October 2016. The Level 2 service will continue to be commissioned.

Location of service

Cheshire & Wirral LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/04/2015
End date:




Pharmacists must provide a Declaration of Competence (see CPPE website) to provide the Think Pharmacy Minor Ailments Service at Level 1 and Level 2. Pharmacists are expected to reflect on their knowledge, skills and competences before making the declarations, and to address any learning and development before starting to deliver the service.


This service is available in the Wirral area only.