The Common Ailments Scheme is available in all local 125 community pharmacies in the ABMU area – Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. You have to register with the pharmacy to use the scheme, but the process only takes a few minutes. Consultations are carried out in a private room and if the pharmacist decides you still need to see a doctor, they will refer you.
The 26 ailments covered by the Common Ailments Scheme are: acne, athlete’s foot, back pain, chickenpox, cold sores, colic, conjunctivitis, constipation, diarrhoea, dry eyes, dermatitis, haemorrhoids, hay fever, head lice, indigestion, ingrowing toenails, ringworm, mouth ulcers, nappy rash, oral thrush, scabies, sore throat/tonsillitis, teething, threadworms, vaginal thrush, and verrucae.
YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE AILMENTS BY A RECEPTIONIST