The Family Medicine Chest

The Common Ailments Service should be used as an alternative to seeing a GP.

 Any patient who is registered to a Welsh GP is eligible to use the Common Ailments Service. The only exclusions are as follows:

- Temporary residents whose usual address is not in Wales.

- Care home residents.

The following 26 conditions are included in the Common Ailments Service:

Achne

Athletes Foot

Backache (acute)

Chickenpox

Cold Sores*

Colic*

Conjunctivitus (bacterial)

Constipation

Dermatitis (acute)

Diarrhoea*

Dry eye

Haemorrhoids

Hay Fever

Head Lice

Indigestion/ reflux

Ingrowing toenail*

Intertrigo/ ringworm

Mouth ulcers

Nappy rash

Oral thrush

Scabies

Sore throat/ tonsilitis               

Teething

Threadworm

Vaginal thrush

Verruca

*There are no evidence based NHS treatments available for these conditions. Pharmacists will provide advice on self care and ongoing management of symptoms.

Can everybody be referred to the Common Ailments Service?

For some conditions there are exclusions based on:

- Age

- Pregnancy/ breastfeeding

- Clinical exclusions

If you are unsure whether this service suits you, please contact your local pharmacist for advice.

The following pharmacies are currently offering this service (please note that more pharmacies will be added):

Clifton Pharmacy Ltd

7-8 Clifton Street

Roath

Cardiff

CF24 1PW

Well

Albany Surgery,

219-221 City Road

Roath

Cardiff

CF24 3JD

Well

1-3 Upper Clifton

Street

Roath

Cardiff

CF24 1PU

Boots the Chemist

Unit D, Cardiff Bay Retail Park

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF11 0JR

Boots the Chemist

Unity 17, The Capitol Centre, Queen Street

Cardiff City Centre

Cardiff

CF10 2HQ

Boots the Chemist

36 Queen Street

Cardiff City Centre

Cardiff

CF10 2RG

Boots the Chemist

18-20 Wood Street

Cardiff City Centre

Cardiff

CF10 1ER

Lloyds Pharmacy

45 Wellfield Road

Roath

Cardiff

CF24 3LN

Superdrug

81-83 Albany Road

Roath

Cardiff

CF24 3LN

G S Bhogal

Rumney Primary Care Centre, Barmouth Road

Rumney

Cardiff

CF3 3LA

Wel Pharmacy

106 Wentloog Road

Rumney

Cardiff

CF3 3EA

Wellness Pharmacy

Londis Seaview Stores, Newport Road

St Mellons

Cardiff

CF3 5UA

Pearns Pharmacy

45 Tweedsmuir Road

Tremorfa

Cardiff

CF24 2QZ

Boots the Chemist

15 Merthyr Road

Whitchurch

Cardiff

CF14 1DA

Pearns Pharmacy

23A Mill Road

Ely

Cardiff

CF5 4AE

Hopwoods Pharmacy

19 Maelfa Shopping Centre

Llanederyn

Cardiff

CF23 9PL

Boots the Chemist

Unit 2 Ty Glas Retail Park

Llanishen

Cardiff

CF14 5DY

Insync Pharmacy

67 Thornhill Road

Llanishen

Cardiff

CF14 6PE

 

Always remember to keep this in a safe place where children cannot reach it.

Remember to seek advice from your pharmacist about medicines, but here is a list of items useful in case of minor illnesses or accidents:

  • A selection of plasters in assorted sizes.
  • A triangular bandage.
  • Sterile dressings in assorted sizes.
  • Two sterile eye pads.
  • Tweezers for removing splinters.
  • Thermometer for fevers.
  • Calamine lotion for dabbing onto insect bites, stings and sunburn.
  • Antiseptic cream to treat sores, spots and grazes.
  • Vapour rub for steam inhalation or to rub on the chest and nose of a child with a stuffy nose or dry cough.
  • Paracetamol syrups to relieve pain or fever in young children.
  • Soluble Aspirin/Paracetamol/Ibuprofen tablets which are good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.
  • Menthol crystals to make steam inhalations to treat catarrh and dry or painful coughs.
  • Sharp scissors to cut dressings.
  • 3” wide crepe bandage to keep dressings in place or support sprains.
  • Indigestion remedy.

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