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Minor Ailments (including Head Lice)

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) for the treatment of the minor ailment, for those people who would have otherwise gone to their GP for a prescription.

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

A minor ailment service is commissioned in the following areas:

  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees
  • Leeds

Some areas also commission a standalone Head Lice service, while in other areas the treatment of head lice is incorporated into a minor ailment service.  Standalone head lice services are commissioned by:

  • Calderdale
  • Kirklees

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.

 

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Calderdale Minor Ailment and Head Lice Services

Calderdale commission both a minor ailment service and a standalone head lice service.

 

Minor Ailments

Minor Ailments Service Specification

Minor Ailments Scheme Letter - July 2014

Minor Ailments Consultation Form

Minor Ailments Monthly Claims Form - August 2015


Claims should be sent to:

Primary Care - Pharmacy, NHS England – North (Yorkshire and Humber), Ground Floor, 3 City Office Park, Meadow Lane, Leeds, LS11 5BD  

 

Accreditation

Pharmacists must be accredited to provide this service. To gain accreditation the pharmacist must self-certify (see p19 of the service specification) that they have read and understood the enhanced service pack. The self-certificate must be sent to the NHS England Area Team (details below) before the service is provided by a pharmacist.

 

Service Commissioner:

NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team - england.wyat-phes@nhs.net - 0113 825 2700

 

Head Lice

Head Lice Service Specification

Head Lice Service Letter - July 2014

Head Lice Service Consultation Form

Head Lice Service Monthly Summary Form

Head Lice Guidelines

Head Lice Leaflet 

 

Claims should be sent to:

Primary Care - Pharmacy, NHS England – North (Yorkshire and Humber), Ground Floor, 3 City Office Park, Meadow Lane, Leeds, LS11 5BD  


Accreditation

Pharmacists must be accredited to provide this service. To gain accreditation the pharmacist must have successfully completed the ‘head lice service assessment’ to a satisfactory level.  Further details from NHS England Area Team (see below).

 

Service Commissioner:

NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team - england.wyat-phes@nhs.net - 0113 825 2700

 

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Kirklees Minor Ailment and Head Lice Services

Kirklees commission both a minor ailment service and a standalone head lice service.

 

Minor Ailments

Minor Ailments Service Specification

Minor Ailments Scheme Letter - July 2014

Minor Ailments Consultation Form

Minor Ailments Monthly Claims Form - August 2015

 

Claims should be sent to:

Primary Care - Pharmacy, NHS England – North (Yorkshire and Humber), Ground Floor, 3 City Office Park, Meadow Lane, Leeds, LS11 5BD  

 

Accreditation

No additional training or accreditation is required to provide the service.

 

Service Commissioner:

NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team - england.wyat-phes@nhs.net - 0113 825 2700

 

Head Lice

Head Lice Service Specification

Head Lice Scheme Letter - July 2014

Head Lice Service Consultation Form

Head Lice Service Monthly Summary Form


Claims should be sent to:

Primary Care - Pharmacy, NHS England – North (Yorkshire and Humber), Ground Floor, 3 City Office Park, Meadow Lane, Leeds, LS11 5BD  

 

Accreditation

To be accredited, pharmacists must complete the training and successfully complete the “Head lice infection multiple choice questionnaire”.

 

Service Commissioner:

NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team - england.wyat-phes@nhs.net - 0113 825 2700

 

 

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Leeds Minor Ailments and Head Lice Services

Guidance Notes

Minor Ailments Consultation Form

Minor Ailments Claim Form - April 2016 

 

Claims should be sent to:

Primary Care - Pharmacy, NHS England – North (Yorkshire and Humber), Ground Floor, 3 City Office Park, Meadow Lane, Leeds, LS11 5BD  

 

Service Commissioner:

NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team - england.wyat-phes@nhs.net - 0113 825 2700

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Head Lice 

The NHS Leeds North CCG Pharmacy First ServiceLeeds West CCG Pharmacy First Service and Leeds South and East CCG Pharmacy First Service include the management of head lice.

 


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