The Common Ailments Service should be used as an alternative to seeing a GP.
Patients registered to a Welsh GP surgery is eligable to use this service. The only exclusions are:
- Temporary residents whose usual address is outside of Wales
- Care home resitents
- Sometimes when you or your family are unwell you may not need to make an appointment to see your doctor. Your local participation community pharmacist is a trained medical professional who can provide free advice and now free treatment on a range of common ailments. See your local pharmacist for more details. .
Please see below the list of conditions included in the Common Ailments Service:
|Conjunctivitus (bacterial)||Constipation||Dermatitis (acute)|
|Hay fever||Head lice||Indigestion/reflux|
|Ingrowing toenail*||Interigo/ringworm||Mouth ulcers|
|Nappy rash||Oral thrush||Scabies|
There are no evidenced based NHS treatments available for conditions marked with *. Pharmacists will provide advice on self care and ongoing management of symptoms.
Who can be referred to this service?
For some conditions there are exclusions which will be based on:
- Clinical exclusions
**If you are unsure as to whether this service suits you, please contact your local pharmacy for advice**
Pharmacies covering this service are as follows:
|Kevin Thomas Pharmacy||45 St Helens Road, Swansea||SA1 4BB||01792 654405|
|Well Pharmacy||165 St Helens Road, Swansea||SA1 4DQ||01792 460655|
|Superdrug Pharmacy||The Quadrant, Superdrug 35/36, Swansea||SA1 3QW||01792 466668|