Any patient who is registered to a Welsh GP is eligible to access the Common Ailment Service run by all local Pharmacies *, the only exclusions are:
• Temporary residents whose usual address is not in Wales
• Care Home residents
Is Treatment Free? Yes, although there are limits in place
What conditions are covered?
Pharmacists can offer advice and/or treatment for 26 agreed conditions. These are:
* exclusions are Boots, Vaughan Street, Llanelli. Tesco, Parc Trostre. Well Pharmacy, Llwynhendy
** there are no evidence based NHS treatments available for these conditions. Pharmacists will provide advice on self-care and ongoing management of symptoms.
What about conditions not included (e.g. cough, cold, rash)?
Patients suffering with other conditions will not be able to access the Common Ailment service. They may however receive advice from the pharmacist and the option to buy medicines over the counter. If a pharmacist feels that the patient needs to be seen by the GP they will refer appropriately.
For some conditions there are exclusions based on Age, Pregnancy/Breastfeeding, Clinical exclusions. The pharmacist will advise you on these and refer appropriately