Services Database Minor Ailment Scheme Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service (West Lancashire CCG Area)

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The aim of this scheme is to allow appropriate patients to be referred or to self-refer to their local community pharmacy. The community pharmacist will be able to treat a number of specified minor conditions and supply medicines from an agreed local formulary at NHS expense. No payment need be made if the patient is exempt from prescription charges. Those patients who pay prescription charges will be able to choose either, to pay the prescription charge due, or purchase the medication at the normal ‘over the counter’ price.

Location of service

Lancashire LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

NHS England

Service type

Minor ailment service

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NHS England Lancashire requires pharmacists to conform with CPPE’s Declaration of Competence (DOC) framework to demonstrate that pharmacists and staff are competent to deliver the minor ailment service see


This service is available in the West Lancashire CCG area only.