Common Ailments Scheme

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Common Ailments Scheme - Greenfield Pharmacy, Greenfield

What is the Common Ailments Scheme?


Every year, millions of us visit our GP surgeries for common health problems that a local community pharmacy could help with. By visiting your local community pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and hassle while lowering pressure on your GP so they can deal with other more complicated healthcare conditions.


The Common Ailments Scheme is an NHS-funded scheme that aims to diagnose common ailments and provides free, effective treatment without medical intervention. Participating pharmacies will attempt to provide you with the medicine and care you need, but this is restricted by the nature of your ailment and the policy in place at each respected pharmacy.


Who is the Common Ailments Scheme aimed at?


If you live in Greenfield, you can register for the Common Ailments Scheme in-store at Greenfield Pharmacy, or by calling us on 01352 710077.


What is covered by the Common Ailments Scheme?


Up to 26 common ailments are treated under this NHS-funded scheme. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Back pain
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dermatitis
  • Hay fever
  • Indigestion
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Sore throat/tonsillitis
  • Verrucae

What services can we offer?


Our pharmacists can recognise and treat many common illnesses. We can give advice and recommend over-the-counter medicines to assist with your issue. Pop in to see us at Greenfield Pharmacy, Greenfield, or call us on 01352 710077 to see how we can help you.

David Birtwistle
David Birtwistle
Small but friendly, this store has a Post Office franchise (which recently re-opened), but with limited opening hours. Only one customer is allowed at one time, though, and you must wear a face mask.
Jan Davies
Jan Davies
I work in Panton Surgery in Holywell, and the staff at Greenfield pharmacy always go above and beyond their call of duty towards patients and members of staff alike. Well done team. Keep up the great work
Tracy Tanner
Tracy Tanner
I had a query re home delivery for members of my family who are house bound? Spoke to Lynne, who was able to sort it out with the help of the Pharmacy team for them to be included on the prescription Home Delivery Service. There was no fuss, no awkward questions, just a friendly chat & explaining how it all works? Thank you so much. Take care & stay safe. Tx
Maureen Campbell
Maureen Campbell
Excellent quality of service, all the staff are so caring and always do their best for the customers thank you