Services Database Minor Ailments Scheme

Service ID



The pharmacist will be accredited to supply medicines under the Minor Ailments Scheme, when indicated to clients in line with the requirements of a locally agreed protocol and relevant Patient Group Directions where applicable.

The seven conditions identified for treatment under this service are:

  • herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections of the lips and face (herpes labialis);
  • candidiasis including genital candidiasis, vaginal candidiasis, or candidal balanitis;
  • allergic rhinitis and conunctivitis
  • mycotic infections of the skin and naila including Athlete's foot (Tinea pedis infection) and ringworm (Tinea corporis infection);
  • scute superficial bacterial eye infections including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, stye and infected meibomiam cyst;
  • minor localised impetigo; and
  • uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

Location of service

Somerset LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

NHS Enhanced service (AT)

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Minor ailment service

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In order to provide the service pharmacists must:

  • have completed the authorisation process to be accredited by the local NHS England team for the supply of medicines under the protocol and relevant PGDs; and
  • can demonstrate undertaking CPD relevant to this service if request to do so.