Hi, I am posting this here as it is not classed as a freebie (and dont really want millions of moneysavers running to their nearest pharmacy), more a piece of information which a lot of people arent aware of, but a hell of a good deal for parents who hate shelling out for bonjela/calpol/sudocrem etc.
Chemists nationwide offer a 'minor ailments scheme' whereby instead of booking an appt at the doctors and getting a prescription, you can go to the chemist for yourself/ your children, ask for a 'minor ailments' form, tick the ailment and fill in the form (takes 30 secs) and hand it in to the assistant. They will then dispense the appropriate medication without having to wait to get a docs appointment.
It is for anybody and the form lists ailments such as - pain, fever, earache, nappy rash, conjunctivitus, sore throat, diarrohea, flu, athletes foot, worms, indigestion, teething etc. The list is far more complex than this.
If you dont pay for prescriptions anyway, then you dont pay for this service or any medication they prescribe. You just fill in a bit on the form exactly like on the back of a prescription, ticking whether you usually pay, claim tax credits, are under 16 etc.
I only write this post as i cannot believe parents are shelling out all the time for calpol and the like when all it really takes is a trip to the pharmacy.
Hope this helps someone, please let me know if this is in the wrong place - i have no idea where it is supposed to go. And please dont vote cold because you are already aware of this scheme, as there are many people who may not.http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/pas-minor_ailments