Community Pharmacy

Service Name: Community Pharmacy

Description of Service:

Everyone can go to their pharmacy for free advice or to buy medicines for minor illnesses, however there is a Minor Ailments scheme operating within North East Lincolnshire for anyone who does not pay for their prescriptions. The pharmacy team will be able to give advice and medicines free of charge for certain conditions without the need to see a doctor

You can use the Minor Ailment scheme if you answer yes to all these points: 

  • You are registered with a local GP.
  • You don’t pay for your prescriptions.
  • You are suffering from one of the conditions listed below.

Minor Ailments List 

The following is a list of common minor ailments that Community Pharmacy can deal with under the Minor Ailment scheme. The pharmacy team will provide appropriate free medications for those eligible for free NHS prescriptions. Those not eligible for free prescriptions can still buy medications over the counter/receive advice from the pharmacy team.

Acne

Hay fever (over 2 years)

Athlete's Foot (exclude diabetic)

Head Lice (over 6 months)

Cold Sores (exclude pregnant)

Indigestion/Heartburn/Tummy Upset/Vomiting (over 12 years)

Conjunctivitis (antibiotics drops over 2 years only)

Insect bites and stings (over 1 month)

Cough (over 1 year)/Cold/Flu/High Temperature

Mouth Ulcers

Prevention of fever after vaccination (over 2 months)

Mouth or gum swelling (exclude pregnant)

Constipation (adults only)

Nasal Congestion

Cystitis in adult  females (over 16 and under 50 years if had for less than 2 days) (exclude if pregnant or breastfeeding)

Nappy Rash

Dandruff (exclude pregnant)

Pain

Diarrhoea (over 1 year)

Sore Throat

Dry Eyes (over 10 years)

Teething (3-36 months)

Eczema, Dry or Itchy Skin

Threadworms (over 2 years, exclude pregnant or breastfeeding)

Ear Wax

Thrush (oral over 4 months, exclude pregnant or breastfeeding)

Haemorrhoids (Piles) (over 18 years, exclude pregnant)

Warts and Verrucae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access Criteria

Patients can go a participating  pharmacy (see list below) and give the staff the name of GP practice and confirmation that they don't pay for prescriptions.  They will also need evidence of their identity and NHS number. The pharmacist will ask questions about the symptoms, including details about other medication the patient is taking, the illness and if they have any allergies.

There are other clinical reasons why the patient may be excluded from the Minor Ailments scheme and may be referred back to the surgery. They could still be offered advice or may be offered the option to purchase a medication if appropriate. If the pharmacist feels a rapid referral is needed they may send a referral or telephone the surgery themselves.

List of pharmacies participating in the minor ailments scheme:

 

Name Address Postcode Phone number

Birminghams Chemist

Cleethorpes Primary Care Centre, St. Hughs Avenue, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire

DN35 8EB

01472 691174

Boots

63-67 St. Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire

DN35 8HF

01472 691684

Day Lewis Pharmacy

14-16 St. Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire

DN35 8HL

01472 691529

Lincoln Co-Op Chemist

121 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire

DN35 7DG

01472 343155

Sandringham Rd Pharmacy

36 Sandringham Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire,

DN35 9HB

01472 691250

Tesco Pharmacy

Hewitts Circus, Hewitts Avenue, CLEETHORPES, North East Lincolnshire

DN35 9QR

0345 6779164

Birkwood 

Birkwood Primary Care Centre, The Saltings, Westward Ho, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN34 5EN

01472 753164

Boots, Church View

Church View Health Centre, Cartergate, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN31 1QZ

01472 240455

Boots, Freeman St

55 Freeman Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN32 7AE

01472 354109

Boots, Freshney Place

43 Friargate, Freshney Place, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN31 1EL

01472 351451

Cohens Chelmsford Ave

132 Chelmsford Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN34 5DA

01472 877479

Cohens Freshney Green

Freshney Green Primary Care Centre, Sorrel Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN34 4GB

01472 263200

Cottingham, Wellington St

342 Wellington Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN32 7JR

01472 356789

Day Lewis Pharmacy, Springfield Rd

Scartho Medical Centre, Springfield Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN33 3JF

01472 879181

Healing Pharmacy

101-103 Station Road, Healing, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN41 7RB

01472 886965

Lincoln Co-Op Chemist

324 St. Nicholas Drive, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN37 9SF

01472 886885

Lloyds, Littlecoates Rd

208 Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN34 5SU

01472 871112

Lloyds, Raj Med Centre

Laceby Road, , Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN34 5LP

01472 879568

Lloyds, Stirling Medical

Stirling Medical Centre, Stirling Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN31 3AE

01472 355455

Periville, Cromwell Primary Care Centre

Cromwell Primary Care Centre, Cromwell Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN31 2BH

01472 353019

Periville, The Willows

9 Wingate Parade, The Willows, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN37 9DR

01472 887892

Periville, Weelsby View

Ladysmith Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN32 9SH

01472 359907

Lloyds pharmacy in Sainsburys 

Sainsburys, Corporation Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN31 1UF

01472 343480

Tesco 

Market Street, Off Victoria Street, GRIMSBY, North East Lincolnshire 

DN31 1QS

01472 864004

Lloyds

53-55 Fieldhouse Road, Humberston, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN36 4UJ

01472 812323

Lloyds, Pilgrim

Pilgrim Primary Care Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham, North East Lincolnshire

DN40 1JW

01469 574540

Lloyds

8 Caistor Road, Laceby, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN37 7HX

01472 753375

Lloyds

Unit 1-2 Greengables,, Station Road, New Waltham, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN36 4YE

01472 828198

Cottingham

41 High Street, Waltham, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

DN37 0LJ

01472 230042

Asda

Holles Street, GRIMSBY, North East Lincolnshire

DN32 9DL

01472 243217