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Alexandra Park Health Centre, 2 Whitswood Close, Manchester, M16 7AP, Telephone: 0161 226 3620, Fax: 0161 226 4918

Minor Ailments Scheme


Medicines without prescription

The Minor Ailments Scheme allows you to get fast treatment for a wide range of common problems (see below) from a participating pharmacy. The pharmacist will consult with you and recommend the best treatment for you.

If you are entitled to free prescriptions, then the medication provided is free. Otherwise you either pay the normal pharmacy price of the medication or the NHS prescription charge, whichever is cheapest.

To use the service you just visit one of the pharmacies listed below and ask for the Minor Ailments Scheme. It's easy! There does need to be an accredited pharmacist on site - this shouldn't be a problem but you might want to phone ahead to check.

Medical problems included in the scheme

The problems listed below are included in the scheme. If you are unable to use the scheme for your problem, then please contact us to make an appointment.

  • Acne
  • Allergy/rash
  • Athletes Foot
  • Cold sores
  • Conjunctivitis (eye infection) (age 2+)
  • Constipation
  • Contact dermatitis (age 10+)
  • Coughs, Colds and Flu
  • Diarrhoea (age 12+)
  • Dry skin
  • Earache
  • Ear wax
  • Eczema
  • Haemorrhoids (piles) (age 18+)
  • Hayfever
  • Headache
  • Head lice
  • Indigestion / heartburn (age 6+)
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Migraine
  • Nappy rash
  • Nasal congestion
  • Oral thrush
  • Scabies
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Sore throat
  • Temperature
  • Thread worms (age 2+)
  • Vaginal thrush (age 16-60)
  • Veruccas and warts

Local pharmacies participating in the scheme

  • Whitswood Phamacy
    2 Whitswood Close
    M16 7AW
    0161 226 9147

  • Everest
    496 Wilbraham Road
    M21 9AS
    0161 881 1622

  • Rowlands
    6 Lime Grove
    Old Trafford
    M16 0WL
    0161 872 6719

  • Cohens
    167 Princess Road
    Moss Side
    M14 4RL
    0161 226 3249

  • Cohens
    463 Princess Road
    M20 1BH
    0161 445 1189


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