Key Services

Minor Ailments


NHS Minor Ailments Service (Pharmacy First)


If you need a medicine or advice to treat a minor condition, you may be able to obtain this FREE of charge from your local Day Lewis by using the NHS Minor Ailments scheme, instead of making an appointment with your GP.

Conditions covered by this NHS service vary by area but may include:

Hayfever Threadworm
Cough and cold Nappy rash
Eczema Mouth Ulcers
Diarrhoea Headache
Headlice Bites and Stings
Conjunctivitis Ear Ache
Heartburn and Indigestion Cystitis
Sore throat  

Please visit your local Day Lewis pharmacy for a list of conditions covered in your local area and for more information on eligibility for this service.

*If you are under 16 or over 60 years of age, hold an NHS exemption certificate or receive certain benefits you may be able to receive treatment free of charge. NHS charges apply for other patients, but may still be a cost effective solution. You will be required to answer some questions about your health and other medical conditions before receiving any treatment.

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