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Minor Ailments and Head Lice Services

Pharmacies commissioned to provide a minor ailments service give advice and support to people on the management of minor ailments, including where necessary, the supply of medicines, (free of charge to those exempt from prescription charges), to manage the minor ailment if, in the professional opinion of the pharmacist, there is a current clinical need for the medication, and the medicine required is not contraindicated.

 

It is important to remember that minor ailments services do not replace OTC purchase of medication.  Those customers who usually manage their own minor ailments through self-care and purchase of OTC medication should continue to self-manage and treat their minor ailments as per essential service 6, self-care.

 

Minor Ailment Services

NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) commission the Minor Ailment Services in the following areas:

  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees (HD1 or HD2)
  • Leeds

For queries about the Minor Ailment Services in Calderdale, Kirklees or Leeds, please contact the NHSE&I Regional Team - england.wyat-phes@nhs.net.

Claims for the service are via the relevant area monthly claims form which should be emailed to england.wyat-phes@nhs.net.

See below for the appropriate documentation for each of the areas.

 

 

Calderdale Minor Ailments Service

Minor Ailments Service Specification - Updated February 2020

Minor Ailments Consultation Form

Minor Ailments Monthly Claims Form - Updated April 2021 

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Kirklees Minor Ailments Service 

Minor Ailments Service Specification - Updated February 2020

Minor Ailments Consultation Form

Minor Ailments Monthly Claims Form - Updated April 2021 

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Leeds Minor Ailments Service

Minor Ailments Service Specification - Updated February 2020

Minor Ailments Consultation Form

Minor Ailments Monthly Claims Form - Updated April 2021

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Head Lice Services

NHS England & NHS Improvement also commission a standalone Head Lice Service in Calderdale and Kirklees. (In Leeds a standalone Head Lice Service is not commissioned, but the Pharmacy First service, which is commissioned in Leeds, includes the management of head lice).

For queries about the Head Lice Services in Calderdale and Kirklees, please contact the NHSE&I Regional Team - england.wyat-phes@nhs.net.

Claims for the service are via the relevant service monthly summary form which should be emailed to england.wyat-phes@nhs.net.

See below for the appropriate documentation for each of areas:

 

 

Head Lice (Calderdale) 

Head Lice Service Specification - Updated February 2020

Head Lice Service Consultation Form

Head Lice Service Monthly Summary Form - 2020

Head Lice Guidelines

Head Lice Leaflet 

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Head Lice (Kirklees) 

Head Lice Service Specification - Updated February 2020

Head Lice Service Consultation Form - 2020

Head Lice Service Monthly Summary Form - 2020

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If you are interested in providing these services in your pharmacy please click here for information on what you need to do.

 

 

 

Last Updated: 17th December 2021