Pharmacy Referral Scheme 

Did you know that your local Pharmacists are fully trained to advise and treat minor ailments? They deal with a huge amount of ailments from pains to bites which you don't need to see your practice staff for. Contact the surgery on 01670 829889 for a same-day referral. 

Pharmacy Referral Scheme is available to anyone aged 2 years old+. The treatment is free to adults who are entitled to free prescriptions on the grounds of low income, and to their children. People over 60 are also entitled to free treatment also. 

Advice from your Community Pharmacist is always free. Pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals and are experts in the use of medicines. They are qualified to diagnose and treat all the minor ailments and complaints. 

Community Pharmacists are also the doorway to NHS services and can advise if your condition needs to be seen by another health professional such as a GP. They can also tell you where other local NHS services are located, such as the nearest walk-in centre.

Advice and treatment is available for the following (but not restricted) minor health conditions: 

  • Bites & Stings
  • Ear Wax
  • Chicken Pox
  • Fungal & Yeast Infections
  • Colds
  • General Muscular Aches & Pains
  • Cold Sores
  • Genital Thrush
  • Colic
  • Headlice
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Heartburn & Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Coughs
  • Nappy Rash
  • Cystitis in Women
  • Oral Thrush
  • Dermatitis & Eczema
  • Threadworm
  • Diarrhoea
  • Warts & Veruccea