Pharmacy First – (Minor Ailment Scheme)

Health advice without an appointment, go to your pharmacy first!





Pharmacists across Newham can give you advice on a range of minor health problems forĀ FREE.

With the Pharmacy First Scheme – (Minor Ailments), your pharmacist can treat you for minor health problems without an appointment.

Minor health problems include:

Sore Throat Insect Bites & Stings Athletes Foot
Cold Soft Tissue Injury Head Lice
High-Temperature Constipation Mouth Ulcers
Headaches Diarrhoea Back Pain
Indigestion Vaginal Thrush Teething

The Pharmacy First Scheme – (Minor Ailment Scheme) is FREE for all patients that do not pay for prescriptions.

However, if you normally pay for prescriptions the pharmacist can still provide advice and medicines for a reasonable price.

For more information about Pharmacy First Scheme – (Minor Ailment Scheme), talk to your local pharmacy, or visit to find out if your pharmacy is participating.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:

Useful Information:
Use the 111 coronavirus service to see if you need medical help
Patient Information
NHS Information Page
Diabetes UK-Updates: Coronavirus and diabetes