NHS Pharmacy First - Minor Ailments Scheme

So I am probably a little late to the game here but last week I had to buy Milo some calpol and my pharmacist told me about the NHS Minor Ailments Scheme, which basically means children get free medicine.

Apologies if you already know about this but I am kind of super shocked that no one told me about it 9 months ago! Children don't pay for prescriptions so you can go to a participating pharmacy (Boots and Lloyds definitely do it) sign up and get given a little booklet which you take every time you need to get medicine. 

Any of these conditions entitle your little one to free meds:

  • Acute pain
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Hay fever
  • Headache
  • Head lice
  • Sore throat
  • Temperature

When you go to sign up just make sure you have some sort of proof that your child is registered with a GP - red book, NHS card etc.

I really hope everyone already knows about this but if you don't - go, sign up now and save your pennies!