Sorry if this has already been posted but many of my friends didn't know that this scheme existed so I thought it might be useful to someone. If you don't pay for prescriptions you can receive advice and be given a medicine for a range of minor ailments, free of charge, on the NHS, without having to visit your doctor first. I use this service for my 1 year old twins & 2 year old daughter. We get free Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Nappy creams etc without having to go to the GP for prescriptions or pay at the chemist or supermarkets. Some Boots stores run the service & other local pharmacies but you will need to check with them or ask your GP for the nearest service as it isn't widely advertised.
Minor ailments could include coughs, colds, headaches, hay fever, insect bites and stings, eczema, earache, diarrhoea, back ache, sprains and strains, haemorrhoids, minor fungal infections of the skin, mouth ulcers, conjunctivitis, head lice, nappy rash, constipation, headache and fever, sore throat, heartburn and indigestion, teething, threadworm, mild eczema and dermatitis and thrush.