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Minor Ailments Scheme


We are a founder member of the Isle of Man minor ailments scheme whereby pharmacists can treat minor conditions that previously would have required referral to a doctor.

The service is an enhanced NHS service and is funded by the Isle of Man DHSS in a similar way to dispensed medicines. If you are exempt from NHS charges the service will be free, and if you pay NHS charges a consultation with medicine supply will be subject to a single NHS prescription charge.  

What Conditions are treated by the scheme?

  • Impetigo
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Urinary tract infection in women under 65 (cystitis)
  • Oral Thrush
  • Mild eczema
  • Vaginal Thrush

What happens in a Minor ailments scheme consultation?

You will be asked into the pharmacy private consultation area to protect your privacy. The Pharmacist will ask you questions about your condition and may need to see the affected area in some cases (e.g. eczema, impetigo).

 The pharmacist will ask you about any other medicines that you may be taking to ensure that there are no reasons why you cannot be treated under the scheme.

The pharmacist will fill out a consultation form for you to keep and to pass onto your doctor if you wish to Finally the pharmacist will prepare your medicine, label it, and provide you with any further information or leaflet about your condition.

If after consultation the pharmacist considers referral to a doctor is more appropriate we will contact your doctor and obtain an appointment for you if you require urgent treatment.