MINOR AILMENT SCHEME is a service you can use at your local pharmacy for cough & colds / sore throats / nasal conjestion / flu symptoms/temperature/constipation/diarrhoea/warts/athletes foot/verrucas/hay fever/allergies/vaginal thrush/head lice/earache/nappy rash/threadworms
Do you qualify:
You may register for the Minor Ailments Scheme at you local pharmacy if:
you suffer from one of the above mentioned conditions and
if you are exempt from precsription charges.
How to register:
Collect a stamped card from the surgery and take it to your preferred pharmacy with your medical card or tear off slip from your prescription. The pharmacist will ask you to sign an exemption form and a consent form during the consultation. The pharmacist will ask you about any other medicines that you are taking and details of your illness to make sure that any medicines you may be given are suitable for you. The pharmacist will advise the best way to take your medicine and any other ways to manage your ailment.
To register for these services you will need to contact reception at the Medical Centre and they will grant you access to "SystmOnline" and print you a username and password.
Click on the button on the home page "access to appointment system" which will take you to your log on page. Once logged on you will arrive at your "home page" on SystmOnline which gives you the opportunity to book appointments, cancel appointments, view past appointments, view future appointments and order repeat medication.
Please note, you are still able to phone in or call in to book an appointment.
Click on the relevant tab on your "home screen". If you wish to book an appointment, you will see a list of the appointments available, along with the GP's name. Select the appointment you would like to book and follow the instructions on screen. If you have registered for text message reminders, you will receive an appointment reminder the day before your appointment.
There are limited appointments available at the moment for online booking, however once patients start using this system we will increase the number of appointment slots available.
The repeat medication link will show you exactly which medications are on repeat, the dosage, quantity and when they are next due. To request a prescription for any medication just tick the box of the drug you require and submit your request.
All GP's were given a target for allowing patients to directly access their medical records online by the end of March 2015. For those patients who have already signed up to the online service you will automatically be able to view your records once they become available. If you are interested in using this new service please contact the surgery for more information.
As from April 2015 it is a government requirement that all patients have a named GP. It is our duty to notify you of your named GP by March 2016.
This will make no difference to the care or service you receive from us. You can still see any doctor of your choice when you visit the surgery. If you have any strong feelings about the doctor you have been allocated please contact a member of staff.