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Care at the Chemist Consultation


NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has started a 12 week consultation regarding its ‘Care at the Chemist’ scheme and wants to hear the views of the public as it reviews the future of the scheme.

The ‘Care at the Chemist’ scheme for minor ailments is available to the public in all but two patient-facing pharmacies in St Helens and patients eligible for free prescriptions can obtain treatment for 27 minor ailments free of charge.

The consultation is running until Saturday 21 September and is asking the following questions.

Should they:

  • Cease the service
  • Limit the number of pharmacies who offer the minor ailment service, for example only those pharmacies that are open 100 hours will be able to offer the service.
  • Limit the number of minor ailments and treatments offered.
  • Only offer the service to those aged 17 years and under.

You can find more details about the consultation and a link to the survey on the website.



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