Minor ailment schemes

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Minor ailment schemes

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Although no new Medicines and prescribing content will be published to the NPC legacy website, the extensive catalogue of existing publications, resources and e-learning materials will still be available to view and download for as long as the information contained within them remains accurate and up-to-date. All future Medicines and prescribing outputs will be published on the NICE website and signposted from the Medicines and prescribing homepage.

A community pharmacy minor ailment scheme is a locally tailored scheme whereby patients are encouraged to go to a participating community pharmacy for treatment and/or advice for specified minor ailments instead of seeing their GP.

Find out more information about ‘minor ailment schemes’ including; how they work, the benefits, and the barriers plus lots more by using the e-learning materials section and/or the other useful links and resources available on the left-hand side menu