Welsh common ailments scheme promoted

Eileen Davies of the Well Pharmacy in Ravenhill Road, Fforestfach, is the pharmacist fronting a publicity drive for the Common Ailments Scheme in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area.

The service is operating in many pharmacies already in the Swansea area, and is planned to be available in all 125 pharmacies in the ABMU Health Board area by August.

Under the service pharmacists are able to prescribe medicines and advise patients about 26 minor conditions. People can either be referred by their doctor or register for the service themselves at a pharmacy of their choice.

The Common Ailments Scheme was launched in October 2017. Ailments covered include: 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.

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