Services Database NHS Community Pharmacy Minor Ailments Service via Patient Group Directions (NEW Devon Area)

Service ID

191360

Description

The purpose of the Community Pharmacy Minor Ailments Service via Patient Group Directions (PGD) is to ensure that patients can access self-care advice for the treatment of specific ailments and, where appropriate, can be supplied with a prescription only medicine under a PGD without the need to visit the GP practice, at NHS expense, to treat their ailment. This provides an alternative location from which patients can seek advice and treatment, rather than seeking treatment via a prescription from their GP, out of hours (OOH) provider, walk-in centre or accident and emergency.

The specific ailments are:

  • bacterial conjunctivitis;
  • impetigo;
  • nappy rash; and
  • uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

The service is available to any person who is registered with a GP practice in the UK that presents in the community pharmacy for treatment. 

Location of service

Devon 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. 

Comments

This service is available in the North, East and Western Devon CCG area only.