Services Database Minor Ailments Scheme (Longridge Pharmacies)

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This service encourages patients to self-refer to their local community pharmacy. The community pharmacy will treat minor ailments and supply medicines according to the Greater Preston CCG minor ailments local formulary. Medicines will be supplied free for patient exempt from prescriptions charges.

The Minor Ailment Scheme provides patients living in the Longridge area with advice and access to medicines through community pharmacies where appropriate, supporting integration and self-care. The pharmacist or suitably trained member of pharmacy staff should carry out a professional consultation with reference to the minor ailment scheme formulary. This will involve:

  • a patient assessment;
  • provision of advice;
  • completion of minor ailments online consultation form in accordance with the CCG’s protocols; and
  • supply of medicine(s) from the agreed formulary where appropriate.

Location of service

Lancashire LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

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No formal accreditation is required to deliver the service as only over the counter medicines can be supplied as treatment under the scheme.

However, all staff providing the scheme should ensure they maintain continuing education and CPD, to keep up to date with guidance issued around the treatment of minor ailments, and OTC medicines.


This service is available in the Chlorley & South Ribble and Greater Preston CCG areas (in Longridge pharmacies only).