Pharmacy Services

Care at the Chemist Service

This scheme allows patients to obtain medicines over the counter to treat  certain conditions. ‘Care at the Chemist’ scheme, patients may obtain free over the counter medicines from pharmacies if they are exempt from prescription charges. Patients are registered on the scheme by their GP Practice and given a passport to allow them to discuss with the pharmacist minor ailments such as head lice, coughs, colds and simple pain.

The pharmacist will decide if providing a medicine is appropriate.

A list of the conditions that can be treated under the care at the chemist scheme include:

Allergy/Hay fever

Athletes Foot

Cold Sores

Chesty Cough




Dry Cough

Head Lice



Nasal Congestion

Oral Thrush

Sore Throat


Vaginal Thrush