Minor Ailments

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Minor Ailment Scheme - Imaan Pharmacy, Harehills

What is the Minor Ailment Scheme?


Every year, millions of us visit our GP surgeries for minor health problems that a local community pharmacy could help with. By visiting your local community pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and hassle while lowering pressure on your GP so they can deal with other more complicated healthcare conditions.


The Minor Ailments Scheme is an NHS funded scheme that aims to diagnose common ailments and provides free, effective treatment without medical intervention. Participating pharmacies will attempt to provide you with the medicine and care you need, but this is restricted by the nature of your ailment and the policy in place at each respected pharmacy.


Who is the Minor Ailment Scheme aimed at?


The service is for but not limited to:

  • Children aged under 16.
  • Those aged 19 or under in full-time education.
  • Those aged 60 or over.
  • Those in possession of a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC).
  • Other such medical exemption certification.
  • Those with certain benefits – income support, jobseeker’s allowance, universal credit.

What medical conditions are covered by the Minor Ailment Scheme?


The Minor Ailments Scheme is designed to cover a host of medical conditions, but due to the varying locations and methods of conditions, some ailments aren’t covered by the scheme. The conditions listed are examples and vary by location:

  • Backache
  • Limb sprains
  • Colds
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Coughs
  • Fever
  • Fungal infections on the skin, like verruca and warts
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Hayfever
  • Head lice
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Teething
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Childhood impetigo
  • Emergency hormonal contraception
  • Eye infections

What service can we offer?


Our pharmacists can help recognise and treat many common illnesses. We can give advice and recommend over-the-counter medicines that could help clear up the problem. Visit Imaan Pharmacy, Harehills for more information or call on 0113 249 2311.

Chris Dundon
Chris Dundon
Lovely efficient and friendly staff.live away from Leeds and had a booster there thanks
Kathryn Collins
Kathryn Collins
My Husband went to this Pharmacy for his Covid Booster, it only took 5 minutes and he was finished.
Dinah Kapouas
Dinah Kapouas
I would like to thank all staff at Imaan Pharmacy for their excellent service when my husband and I went for our covid boosters today. Warm, efficient welcome; comfortable, seated wait (we were a bit early); considerate and efficient administration of vaccine for us both. Well done - I wish you were nearer to our home!
anna spndk
anna spndk
Very helpful
Efosa Ogunbor
Efosa Ogunbor
I came in as a first year pharmacy student, looking for work experience, however, having had a few hours of previous experience, at a different pharmacy, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy my time at Imaan pharmacy, Leeds, but as soon as the first day started, I felt positive energy from all the staff (the type of energy I would not have expected from a pharmacy). I’d highly recommend, pharmacy students, looking for experience to get experience here, as it’s not too busy so you won’t feel pressured when completing tasks. Both pharmacists that work here, are helpful and give great advice on career paths as a pharmacist, prereg and what to expect in the up coming years at university. The dispenser that I shadowed, was great at her job and gave me many opportunities to help around the pharmacy and gain experience in many areas of pharmacy. The counter assistant is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and will always ask you if you want a cup of tea. I’m grateful for the experience they gave but also for how patient they were with me, even when I made mistakes.
Tahir Mehmood
Tahir Mehmood
I always get my prescriptions and other medicinal products from here. Staff is so friendly and cooperative. Highly recommended.
Mazmo m
Mazmo m
Amazing team and a true credit to the community. Always had a really positive experience at the pharmacy
I've used this chemist for along time now& wouldn't go anywhere else . The staff all provide a top class professional service . I've had a couple of problems over last year or so and the manager/staff have always been very supportive. I highly recommend this pharmacy . 10/10
Drew Abbott
Drew Abbott
Great service and friendly helpful staff