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Everyone can go to their pharmacist for advice or to buy a medicine for a minor illness or ailment.
But this is a new NHS service for people, including children, who don't pay prescription charges. It means that if your pharmacist thinks you need it then they can give you a medicine on the NHS without you having to pay for it. It will also save you making an appointment with your GP simply to get a prescription.

WHO IS THE SERVICE FOR?
You can use the NHS Minor Ailment Service if:

you are registered with a GP surgery in Scotland, and
you don't pay for your prescriptions, and
you don't live in a nursing or residential care home.
i AM SURE IT IS IN ENGLAND TOO,

SO THINGS LIKE SUDOCREM PARACETAMOL , ETC ARE ALL FREE
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#1
You can use the NHS Minor Ailment Service if:
you are registered with a GP surgery in [COLOR="Red"]Scotland[/COLOR], and
you don't pay for your prescriptions, and
you don't live in a nursing or residential care home.

Another piece of racist legislation???
#2
voted hot :thumbsup:
#3
This is what I pay my taxes for?

What a joke....


And put 'Scotland only' in the title, so the people who can't be bothered at actually read it will vote cold, as they should do.
#4
tuggy
You can use the NHS Minor Ailment Service if:
you are registered with a GP surgery in [COLOR="Red"]Scotland[/COLOR], and
you don't pay for your prescriptions, and
you don't live in a nursing or residential care home.

Another piece of racist legislation???


racist my erse
#5
tuggy
You can use the NHS Minor Ailment Service if:
you are registered with a GP surgery in [COLOR="Red"]Scotland[/COLOR], and
you don't pay for your prescriptions, and
you don't live in a nursing or residential care home.

Another piece of racist legislation???


IT WILL MOST LIKELY BE AVAILABLE IN ENGLAND TO,THIS IS THE SITE I FOUNND 1ST WITH MOST INFO..........ILIVE IN SCOTLAND , BUT I AM ENGLISH SO NOT RACIST IN SLIGHTEST, MAYBE PPL WHO WRITE STUFF LIKE YO ARE!!!
#6
mark333
racist my erse


Lol
#7
Thanks Mark 333
#8
lovabargain
IT WILL MOST LIKELY BE AVAILABLE IN ENGLAND TO,THIS IS THE SITE I FOUNND 1ST WITH MOST INFO..........ILIVE IN SCOTLAND , BUT I AM ENGLISH SO NOT RACIST IN SLIGHTEST, MAYBE PPL WHO WRITE STUFF LIKE YO ARE!!!


I was referring to the legislation....... not you.:roll:
#9
lovabargain
IT WILL MOST LIKELY BE AVAILABLE IN ENGLAND TO,THIS IS THE SITE I FOUNND 1ST WITH MOST INFO..........ILIVE IN SCOTLAND , BUT I AM ENGLISH SO NOT RACIST IN SLIGHTEST, MAYBE PPL WHO WRITE STUFF LIKE YO ARE!!!



I've searched, and I can find no information that says this is available anywhere outside Scotland...
#10
Just before world war 3 breaks out, I live in the North West, and I have had what I was told was called a 'passport' for this service for my 2 year old, for months! If your under 16 has a temp, nits, cold, nappy rash....etc, you take your card to a participating pharmacy, explain your problem, and they give you the meds for free!!!! (within reson, they have a list of stuff they can give you) If the problem requires a doc to have a look, they will tell you!
I have had calpol and ibuprofen using this service.
Guess you just have to know about it, and ask! I use my local asda pharmacy! :)
#11
you have to look in nhs england , they do have them
#12
LOOKED ON INTERNET IT IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLAND ...HERE IS LINCOLSHIRE SITEhttp://www.westlincspct.nhs.uk/Clinical%20governance/Medicines%20management/Minor%20ailments/minorailmentsparticipants.htm#Participating%20pharmacies
#13
tuggy
You can use the NHS Minor Ailment Service if:
you are registered with a GP surgery in [COLOR="Red"]Scotland[/COLOR], and
you don't pay for your prescriptions, and
you don't live in a nursing or residential care home.

Another piece of racist legislation???


dmh77
Just before world war 3 breaks out, I live in the North West, and I have had what I was told was called a 'passport' for this service for my 2 year old, for months! If your under 16 has a temp, nits, cold, nappy rash....etc, you take your card to a participating pharmacy, explain your problem, and they give you the meds for free!!!! (within reson, they have a list of stuff they can give you) If the problem requires a doc to have a look, they will tell you!
I have had calpol and ibuprofen using this service.
Guess you just have to know about it, and ask! I use my local asda pharmacy! :)


THANK YOU....ALOT OF PEOPLE DONT KNOW ABOUT IT AS IT IS NOT VERY WELL ADVERTISED
#14
lovabargain
THANK YOU....ALOT OF PEOPLE DONT KNOW ABOUT IT AS IT IS NOT VERY WELL ADVERTISED


Please don't shout...............it's rude
#15
[QUOTE=tuggy]Please don't shout...............it's rude[/QUOTE
sorry didnt realise it was locked:oops:
#16
My brother is a pharmacist working in west Yorksire, he says there is a minor ailments service in England for people who don't pay for their prescriptions

FIRSTLY it depend of your local primary care trust run the service, SECONDLY your GP has to sign up to let his/her patients be treated in this way, and THIRDLY the pharmacy has to be registered to offer the minor ailments service

best to check with you GP practice if they take part, if they do they should know of a few pharmacies in the local area offering the service.

Quick and easy way to get free treatment for a large number of conditions. hope that helps!
#17
waqasraja1982
My brother is a pharmacist working in west Yorksire, he says there is a minor ailments service in England for people who don't pay for their prescriptions

FIRSTLY it depend of your local primary care trust run the service, SECONDLY your GP has to sign up to let his/her patients be treated in this way, and THIRDLY the pharmacy has to be registered to offer the minor ailments service

best to check with you GP practice if they take part, if they do they should know of a few pharmacies in the local area offering the service.

Quick and easy way to get free treatment for a large number of conditions. hope that helps!


cheers, wasnt sure how it worked in England , knew it was available though ,thanks for making it clearer.
worth it if people are to save few pounds
#18
great for kids as they qualify for free prescriptions used before and pharmisit was great wee ne was all rashed (eczema) gave cream which worked a treat doc also confirmed at later visit too
#19
Good idea in principle which makes more use of the training that Pharmacists receive, but the only downside I've found with these is that while the Pharmacist is in one of these consultations, his/her staff are not allowed to issue any doctors' prescriptions, so you can end up waiting up to 30mins or maybe even more, if a backlog builds up, for your normal prescription to be processed :?
#20
lovabargain
cheers, wasnt sure how it worked in England , knew it was available though ,thanks for making it clearer.
worth it if people are to save few pounds


But if it's only for people who get free prescriptions anyway, how is it going to "save a few pounds"
#21
It stuns me that people who do not pay for prescriptions can get a quick and convenient service yet people who are working and paying for prescriptions (and keeping the NHS going etc) have to book a doctor's appointment during the day.
#22
waqasraja1982
My brother is a pharmacist working in west Yorksire, he says there is a minor ailments service in England for people who don't pay for their prescriptions



I guess people who pay don't get minor ailments then.

This does annoy me. We work hard as a family and don't get benefits, we do not have much money left after bills and that and when I need my asthma prescription I have to pay loads for it , I know just one prescription charge may not seem much but when you need three types of ventolin it all adds up (and yes I have done what I can to lesten it, to help myself by losing lots of weight, exercising) yet I know others that have much more 'spending money' than myself and they are able to get free prescriptions....and now they get this new free fast track service. I am fed up with hard working familes being penalised like this.
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saveumcowboy, if you need your three types of Ventolin prescription items more than once a quarter then you can save yourself some cash with an NHS pre-payment certificate - it costs £27.85 per quarter (or £102.50 per annum), and covers all your prescription charges.

You don't have to renew continuously either, so you could, for instance, get a three month certificate, and, by timing things carefully, get four months worth of prescriptions on it (i.e at the beginning, end of month one, end of month two and end of month three), then wait a month before getting another certificate - thus, you could get twelve months worth of prescriptions covered for £83.55 (if my mental arithmetic is right).

More info available at:

http://www.ppa.org.uk/ppa/ppc_intro.htm

P.S. To the little Englanders who jump up and down about racism over policy differences between Scotland, Wales and England, that's nonsense - it's democracy. Scotland has its own Parliament now (as Wales has its assembly) to counter the fact that 85% of the UK parliament is English.

Here's a little known fact for you: Every Labour government since 1997 has had a majority in England alone - we keep getting Labour governments in England because of how the English vote - so don't go blaming the Scots or the Welsh if you don't like the government in England! See the 2005 election results in England for more details:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/vote2005/html/england.stm
#24
tuggy
But if it's only for people who get free prescriptions anyway, how is it going to "save a few pounds"


Because if you have kids, most of us will pay stupid money to get nits sorted.... which I only wish all mums did! ( the stuff that works costs a tenner a bottle!!! If you have a kid in primary school, trust me... its a problem!) I am on income support, but wanted to kill the suckers A.S.A.P so I didnt take my daughter to the docs... I paid... every time!!! It cost A SMALL FORTUNE!!! Using this service, you dont have to feel like a time waster at the Docs, you go, tell them, get what you need and leave!! Good service IMHO!!!!!!!;-)
#25
tuggy;2167194
But if it's only for people who get free prescriptions anyway, how is it going to "save a few pounds"


It's not the pounds it saves, its the appts. Queues of people waiting to see GP or nurse with very minor problems that could have been helped by pharmacist. Frees up appts, thats the theory. Still get parents who only come into appt because they have ran out of Calpol...not because they have a sick child.

It is called Care of the Chemist and 99% of practices allow their local pharmacies to issue ceretain items free. It is available for all kids and those who don't pay
#26
I am a pharmacist and negotiated this Scheme and the reimbursement in my local area! Don't be under any illusion the cost to the NHS is just the drug! The pharmacist gets paid the drug tariff price plus a dispensing fee of £3 (in our area) as low as £1 and high as £6 in other areas. This covers the paperwork and consultation. If you can afford to buy you actually save the NHS around £10. The reason for the scheme is to reduce GP appointments which cost £25 but plugging via the daily mail, money saving expert and hotukdeals which actually have the opposite effect! Don't abuse this scheme within an NHS that can ill afford to pay for it and this is coming from a pharmacist who earns revenue from the scheme.

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