Minor Ailments Scheme

The minor ailments scheme (targeted at patients that are exempt from paying prescription charges) is designed to enable people with minor health conditions to access over the counter medication for a number of conditions (see attached) and advice they would otherwise visit their doctor for.

It allows patients to see a qualified health professional at a convenient and accessible location within their community, and means patients do not need to wait for a GP appointment or queue up for a valuable A&E slot with an non-urgent condition. This service is available free of charge.

List of local participating pharmacies in the GM Minor Ailments Scheme

Rowlands Gatley10 Old Hall Road, Gatley, SK8 4BE0161 428 3770
Boots Cheadle32 High Street, Cheadle, SK8 1AL0161 428 2149
High Street7-9 High Street, Cheadle SK8 1AX0161 491 1010
Cheadle Pharmacy7 Ashfield Crescent, Cheadle, SK8 1BQ0161 491 5395
Listers4 Peel Hall Road, Wythenshawe, M22 5DW0161 437 4840
Boots Hollyhedge150 Hollyhedge Road, Wythenshawe, M22 9UE0161 998 2455
Rowlands Hollyhedge158 Hollyhedge Road, Wythenshawe, M22 9UE0161 945 6481
Heald Green208 Finney Lane, Heald Green, SK8 3QA0161 498 9743
Village Pharmacy1 Buckingham Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5EG0161 485 3155
Peak Pharmacy204 Finney Lane, Heald Green, SK8 3QA0161 437 1455

In some cases there is no charge for treatment from the pharmacy.

Conditions treated by Pharmacy’s:

ConstipationNasal Congestion (infant)Athletes’ FootVaginal Thrush (from 16-60 years)Oral Thrush
Indigestion / Heartburn (from 6 years)Verruca / WartAcneEczemaMigraine
Diarrhoea (from 12 years)TemperatureHead LiceConjunctivitis (from 2 years)Contact Dermatitis (from 10 years)
Haemorrhoids (from 18 years)Headache / EaracheInsect Bites & StingsEar Wax
ScabiesHayfeverDry SkinThreadworm (from 2 years)
Sore ThroatSoft Tissue InjuryNappy RashAllergy / Rash


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