Pharmacy First - Minor Ailments Scheme (MAS)

Pharmacy First - Minor Ailments Scheme (MAS) means that people can get advice, medicines and other appropriate treatment on common illnesses such as flu-like symptoms, allergic rashes and headaches by simply going to a pharmacy at a time that is convenient for them. Pharmacists can also provide treatment for babies and children for some common conditions such as nappy rash, colic and teething.

Anything people wish to discuss is completely confidential and most pharmacies now offer a private area to talk about symptoms.

Patients who don't normally pay for NHS prescriptions will receive medicines under the Pharmacy First scheme free of charge and for those who do pay for prescriptions, it is likely that purchasing medicines from the pharmacy will be less expensive than the prescription charge.

Please follow the resource link below for more information.

Please also see CCG Live page Community Pharmacy Services