Minor Ailment Scheme

Everyone can go to their pharmacist for free advice or to buy a medicine for a minor illness or ailment. The minor ailment scheme is a new NHS Enfield CCG service for people, including children, who don't pay prescription charges.


The minor ailment scheme allows you easier, convenient access to the same advice from your pharmacist as you would get from your GP and where appropriate dispense you over the counter medications, free of cost, without having to wait for a GP appointment.


Who is the service for?

You can use the service if:

  • you are registered with a GP practice in Enfield, and;
  • you don't pay for your prescriptions.

How does it work?

If you do not have to pay prescription charges you have the choice to pick up a minor ailment scheme passport at your local GP practice. This will entitle you to receive free treatment, if appropriate, at a pharmacy for a range of minor ailments, from athletes foot to warts and verrucas.  For further details and for a full list of ailments covered by the scheme please download the minor ailment scheme patient leaflet.

Please note patients must present a valid minor ailment scheme passport to the pharmacist to receive this service.

For more information please visit your local pharmacy or ask at your GP practice.

Patient survey

NHS Enfield CCG aims to commission, or buy, high quality services. Your views are important to us and will help us to continue to improve the healthcare we commission.

Please take a few minutes to complete the minor ailment scheme survey.

Any personal information you provide will be treated with the strictest of confidence in accordance with our information governance policies and in line with the Data Protection Act.