Services Database Community Pharmacy Minor Ailment Scheme

Service ID



The service aims to offer a uniformly high quality service in all pharmacies across the county providing advice and treatment for specific minor ailments. The service is available through accredited community pharmacies at least five days a week, including the weekend if open. The service improves access and choice to people with minor ailments and a referral system from local medical practices or other primary care providers is in operation. Five conditions - bacterial conjunctivitis, impetigo, nappy rash, uncomplicated urinary tract infections and oral candidiasis can be treated with a supply of specified prescription only medicines made in line with the appropriate patient group direction (PGD).

Location of service

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Transitioned from PCT

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

Other organisations involved



Start date: 01/03/2013
End date:




As a pharmacy accredited service, the pharmacy contractor has a duty to ensure that pharmacists involved in the provision of the service have received the relevant authorisation to provide the service from NHS Kernow CCG or the local NHS England team for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.