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Community Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme - now available across Cumbria

Pharmacists across Cumbria can now give free advice and treatment to people registered with the Community Pharmacy Minor Ailment Scheme.

The scheme has been gradually rolled out across the county over the last two years with the Carlisle and Eden the latest areas to join.

The Minor Ailments Scheme encourages people, who are exempt from paying for prescriptions, to visit their local pharmacist for any over the counter medicines rather than making GP appointments.

Read more to see how the scheme works.......

Who to contact

Contact Name
Various - please see below

Please visit the links below for further locality information detailing the pharmacies involved in each area:

23 pharmacies across the Allerdale area provide this service.

13 pharmacies across the Carlisle area provide this service.

12 pharmacies across the Copeland area provide this service. 

9 pharmacies across the Eden area provide this service. 

19 pharmacies across the Furness peninsula provide this service in Barrow-in-Furness, Millom and Dalton-in-Furness. 

South Lakes:
28 pharmacies across the South Lakeland area provide this service.

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Other Details


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Last updated: 01/04/2019
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