Minor Ailments Services

The table below shows the conditions included in the Think Pharmacy Minor Ailments Service. People presenting with these conditions can be referred to a participating pharmacy if they meet the treatment criteria.

The Pharmacies which are providing THE MINOR AILMENTS SERVICE are as follows:-

· LLOYDS PHARMACY
· WEST HEATH PHARMACY
· MOSSLEY PHARMACY
· WELL PHARMACY
· TESCO PHARMACY

Please use their facilities when suffering with any of the conditions listed under the Minor Ailments Service
 

Condition Referral Criteria
CONJUNCTIVITIS
(SUPERFICIAL EYE
INFECTIONS)
Includes adults and children aged 3 months or more Do not refer patients to the pharmacy if they have:
• Any recent history of trauma to the eye (including eye surgery and foreign bodies)
• Systemic symptoms such as headache or facial swelling
• A history of treatment for an eye infection within the past month.
CYSTITIS
(UNCOMPLICATED
URINARY TRACT
INFECTION IN WOMEN)
Includes women aged 18- 65 years who are not pregnant or breastfeeding Do not refer patients to the pharmacy if they have:
• Blood in their urine
• Systemic symptoms such as fever, confusion or dehydration
• A history of treatment for urinary tract infections within three months.
IMPETIGO
(SMALL AREA)
Includes adults and children aged 1 year or over, who have 1 or 2 small lesions
Do not refer women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not refer patients to the pharmacy if they:
• Have more than 2 lesions, or any lesion bigger than a 1p coin or
• Are currently taking a prescribed antibiotic
• Have a history of treatment for impetigo within 6 months.
ORAL THRUSH
(ORAL CANDIDIASIS)
IN INFANTS
Includes babies aged 1 month old to 1 year old with white patches in the mouth that are causing distress while feeding.
Do not refer infants who are systemically unwell (e.g. fever, signs of dehydration)
Infants can be referred if they are bottle-fed or breast-fed, and if necessary the pharmacy can supply treatment for breastfeeding women who appear to have nipple thrush.
SCABIES Includes adults and children aged over 2 years old; the pharmacy can supply treatment
for the family and close contacts.
Do not refer:
• patients with infected (crusted) scabies or genital scabies
• care home residents.
THREADWORM Includes adults and children aged over 2 years old; the pharmacy can supply treatment
for the family and close contacts.
Do not refer patients to the pharmacy if they:
• Are pregnant or breastfeeding
• Have abdominal pain, altered bowel habit, rectal bleeding or unexplained
weight loss.
VAGINAL THRUSH Includes women aged 16 to 60 years old who have had thrush diagnosed by a
doctor previously.
Do not refer patients to the pharmacy if they
• Are pregnant
• Have diabetes mellitus
• Are systemically unwell or have unexplained vaginal bleeding.