Services Database Minor Ailment Service (Cambridgeshire Area)

Service ID



The pharmacy will provide advice and support to people on the management of minor ailments, including where necessary, the supply of medicines for the treatment of the minor ailment, for those people who would have otherwise gone to their GP, Out of Hours Service or elsewhere for a prescription. 

Where appropriate the pharmacy may sell OTC medicines to the person to help manage the minor ailment. However, for those people exempt from prescription charges the pharmacy may provide treatment free of charge from the Minor Ailments Formulary for the minor ailments as specified in this service.

The pharmacy will operate a triage system, including referral to other health and social care professionals, where appropriate.

Location of service

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

Other organisations involved


Start date: 01/02/2009
End date:




To supply under the scheme, Counter Assistants must have completed relevant training to allow sales of pharmacy (P) medicines.


This service is available in the Cambridgeshire area only.