Free medication for children & over 60’s

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If you don’t pay for your prescriptions, you may be able to use the NHS Minor Ailment Scheme to get advice and, when appropriate, free treatment for certain common illnesses without seeing a GP

Schemes vary between locations, but the NHS Minor Ailment Scheme is for adults and children who:

  • Are registered with a GP surgery which is taking part in the scheme
  • Want treatment for a minor illness included in your local scheme

Medicines can be supplied free of charge to the customer if they are exempt from NHS prescription charges.

The NHS Minor Ailment Scheme is available across Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland but only in selected pharmacies across England. Ask your local Boots pharmacy whether they offer the scheme and they’ll check if you’re eligible to receive it.

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