Minor injury scheme ends

IMPROVEMENTS to GP and other health services across Derbyshire have led to changes in the way the NHS serves patients with minor illnesses and injuries.

Better access to GP surgeries, which provide evening and weekend access, the introduction of walk-in centres and minor injuries units across Derbyshire and better access to community pharmacies, have led to changes in the way patients with minor illnesses and injuries can get treatment.

The Minor Ailments Scheme, which sees pharmacies provide free medicines for a small number of illnesses and injuries, will end today.

Most medicines dispensed under the scheme will still be available for patients to buy from pharmacies and supermarkets.