Common Ailment Scheme

Common Ailment Scheme

Pharmacy is a gateway to NHS services. We can help and advise you on many conditions but we are also able to signpost you to the most suitable healthcare professional when this is required. For example, opticians, chiropodists, physiotherapists, GPs and out of hours services. Any patient who lives in Wales, or is registered to a Welsh GP, is eligible to access the Common Ailments Service.

With funding from NHS Wales, the list of what we can treat at Hopwoods Pharmacy is extensive. We are a modern prescribing clinic that offers NHS treatments in-store, therefore if you are looking for treatment for Common Ailments in Llanedeyrn, we will be able to help you!


What We Can Treat At our Pharmacy

This list gives an example of what Common Ailments we treat in our pharmacy clinic:


– Acne
– Athletes Foot
– Backache (acute) (aged 20-55)
– Chickenpox (children under 14)
– Conjunctivitis (bacterial) (over 2)
– Constipation (over 18)
– Dermatitis (acute)
– Dry Eye
– Haemorrhoids
– Hayfever
– Head Lice
– Indigestion/reflux (over 12)
– Intertrigo/ringworm
– Mouth Ulcers (over 10)
– Nappy rash
– Oral thrush
– Scabies (over 2)
– Teething (over 3 months)
– Threadworm (over 2)
– Vaginal thrush (aged 16-60)
– Verruca (over 2)


Some treatments are available on the NHS and others may only be available as private services. Either way, your pharmacist will discuss treatment options with you so that you can make an informed choice.



Why Come To Hopwoods Pharmacy For Common Ailments?

The benefit to you is the convenience of accessing treatment without having to see your GP first. This means you often don’t have to book an appointment. And even if you do, Pharmacy does not have waiting times as many GP surgeries do. Visiting your friendly high street pharmacy is quicker and easier!


Secondly, the NHS benefits. Being able to access treatment for minor conditions through your pharmacy eases the pressure off of GPs and A&E departments. So, you don’t need to visit a GP for a cough or lower back pain. Or pop into A&E for paracetamol!


But don’t worry. Our pharmacists are clinically trained to provide these treatments. Plus, we know when to refer you to your GP or to A&E. This way you know that you’re in the right place to receive the treatment you need.


Visit Hopwoods Pharmacy’s Common Ailment clinic in Llanedeyrn. We have private consultation rooms available should you prefer to be discrete and also offer consultations over the phone. We’re a friendly team of pharmacy professionals dedicated to improving the health of the Llanedeyrn community.

Contact us for information or book your appointment today!