The Somerset CCG Minor Ailments Scheme (MAS) is now commissioned from 88 community pharmacies in Somerset.
The Boots pharmacy attached to our surgery is included in this scheme.
Click here the complete list of pharmacies participating. Minor Ailment Pharmacies
MAS enables people with minor health conditions to access medicines and advice that they would otherwise visit their doctor for, reducing pressure within GP surgeries.
The scheme covers the supply of prescription-only medicines under Patient Group Directions (PGDs) for the following:
treatment of acute superficial bacterial eye infections including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, stye, and infected meibomiam cyst
topical treatment for minor localised impetigo
treatment of uncomplicated acute urinary tract infections in females aged between 16 years and 65 years
The Minor Ailments Scheme covers other conditions, so please contact the surgery or the pharmacy for more information.