Duke Street Surgery

4 Duke Street Barrow In Furness Cumbria, LA14 1LF

Community Pharmacy Minor Ailment Scheme

Community Pharmacy Minor Ailment Scheme

Pharmacists in Barrow, Millom and Dalton can now give free advice and treatment* on a range of minor health problems

How does the scheme work?

All you need to do is register once with this scheme with the participating community pharmacy.

What will the pharmacist ask?

The pharmacist will ask you about your symptoms in order to give you the right advice. You will be asked about any other medication you might be taking.

The pharmacist will also tell you the best way to take your medicine and other ways to manage your ailments.

The minor ailments scheme covers a range of short term treatments. The pharmacist may need to send you back to your GP if more treatment is necessary or if they feel you have a condition that is not covered by the scheme.

If appropriate, the pharmacist will supply you with medicine to treat your symptoms.

What treatments does the scheme cover?

Digestive Disorders:
Infant Colic – Counselling only

In Pregnancy:
Coughs and Colds
Headache and Backache
Hay Fever
Head Lice

With counselling available where over-the-counter treatments are not available.

Pain and Inflammation

Mouth Problems:
Oral Fungal Infection
Mouth Ulceration/Inflammation
Oral Thrush

Hay Fever – Eye symptoms
Bacterial Conjunctivitis*
Dry Eyes

*children aged under 2yrs need to visit their GP

Vaginal Thrush
Fungal Skin Infection
Cold Sores
Warts or Verrucas
Head Lice
Crab Lice
Cystitis/Urinary Infections
Athletes Foot

Skin Allergy/Itch:
Hay Fever
Nappy Rash
Scalp disorders
Bites and Stings

Ear Wax

Nasal/Cough Congestion:
Hay Fever
Sore Throat

Coughs, colds and snuffles

Is the service confidential?

Everything you say to the pharmacist is confidential.

Will I need an appointment to see the pharmacist?

One of the great things about this scheme is that you do not need an appointment to see the pharmacist. You can just pop in when you need to.

Can I go to any pharmacy?

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

Pharmacies participating in Community Pharmacy Minor Ailment Scheme:

Asda Pharmacy

Asda Superstore, Walney Road

Barrow in Furness

LA14 5UG

Boots the Chemists

48-52 Wellington Street


LA18 4DE

Boots the Chemists Ltd

15-17, Portland Walk

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 1DB

Cowards Pharmacy

52, Hartington Street

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 5SR

J.N.Murray Ltd

44 Middle Field

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 4BX

J.N.Murray Ltd

Ainslie Street

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 5AY

J.N.Murray Ltd

56 Settle Street

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 5HQ

J.N.Murray Ltd

66-68 Dalton Road

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 1JB

J.N.Murray Ltd

176, Roose Road

Barrow in Furness,

LA13 0EE

J.N.Murray Ltd

168, Dalton Road

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 1PU

J.N.Murray Ltd

Community Centre Central Drive,Walney Island

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 3HY

J.N.Murray Ltd

3, Anchor Road

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 2QW

J.N.Murray Ltd

108, Duke Street

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 1LS

J.N.Murray Ltd

62, Rawlinson Street

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 2DN

L Rowland & Co

43 Wellington Street


LA18 4DG

Lloyds pharmacy

75-77, Market Street

Dalton in Furness,

LA15 8DL

Tesco Instore Pharmacy

Tesco Extra, Corner House Park Hindpool Road

Barrow in Furness

LA13 2NE

Your Local Boots Pharmacy

54-56, Dalton Road

Barrow in Furness,

LA14 1JB

Your Local Boots Pharmacy

8, Risedale Road

Barrow in Furness,

LA13 9RD

Will I have to pay for my advice and treatment?

If you do NOT normally pay a prescription charge, pharmacists will be able to provide you with advice and/or medicines for minor conditions FREE of charge.


If for any reason you are not satisfied with the treatment or service you have received from this scheme; or if you have any comments, complaints or feedback for this service, please let us know by informing the pharmacy involved.

Health advice

For health advice or information concerning your medication please contact your local community pharmacy, GP surgery or visit NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk .