Dears Pharmacy Enhanced Minor Ailments Service
ASSESSMENT | TREATMENT | ADVICE
This is a private service
Assessment of your ailment ✓
Treatment if recommended ✓
Advice about managing symptoms ✓
What is it?
Enhanced Minor Ailments Service
If you have a minor illness, Dears Pharmacy should be the first place you go fo advice. You don’t need to make an appointment and can pop in anytime. Our pharmacist will give you advice for your minor illness and medicine if they think you need it.
Who is the service for?
You can use our Enhanced Minor Ailments Service at Dears Pharmacy in Edinburgh and Fife.
How does the service work?
Assessment: About minor illnesses
Our pharmacists and their teams are experts in medicines and can help you with minor health concerns.
Minor illnesses covered
Blocked or runny nose
Cystitis (in women)
Treatment: Medicines we can supply
Like GPs there are only certain medicines that we can provide for specific minor ailments included in the service. All of these have proven to be effective for treating the relevant condition. Our pharmacist will give you advice on this.
Advice: Or referral to your GP
If our pharmacist thinks it is better for you to see your GP, they may refer you directly or tell you to make an appointment.
How do I use the service?
The Dears Pharmacy Enhanced Minor Ailments Service is available at every Dears Pharmacy across Edinburgh and Fife. You don’t need to make an appointment and can pop in anytime. When you visit Dears Pharmacy our pharmacist or one of trained team will ask you for some information, including your name, date of birth and postcode.
The pharmacist will ask about your symptoms, give you advice on your condition, provide medication (if you need it) and refer you to another healthcare professional (for example your GP) if they think it is necessary.
We will set up a record to make a note of any advice and treatment you receive. All of our pharmacies have a private consultation area if you want to speak to our pharmacist in private.