Minor Ailments Scheme

Pharmacy First is a scheme available for children and people who do not have to pay for their prescriptions and are suffering from a common ailment. Below is a list of local pharmacies who are participating in the scheme.

Your local pharmacist will be able to offer you expert advice and medicines for a wide range of common ailments without the need to visit your GP. No appointment is necessary but you will need to give your pharmacist your NHS number, or your child’s NHS number to receive advice, and where appropriate, medicines free of charge.

If you do not know your NHS number you can contact your GP practice and ask them to look it up. To protect your privacy, they may ask you to show them a passport, driving license or some other proof of who you are.

Some of the common ailments included are:

  • Bites, stings, allergies and hayfever
  • Constipation and diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Teething
  • Sore throat
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Athelete’s foot
  • Acute bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Threadworm
  • Warts and verrucas


Tamworth –

  • Asda Pharmacy, Asda Superstore, Ventura Road, Tamworth B78 3HD – 01827 302210
  • Boots the Chemist, 18 – 24 Ankerside, Tamworth, B79 7LQ – 01827 62032
  • Boots the Chemist, Ventura Park, Tamworth, B78 3HB – 01827 312631
  • Dosthill Pharmacy, 57 High Street, Dosthill, Tamworth, B77 1LG – 01827 280647
  • Dosthill Pharmacy, GP Surgery, Cadogan Road, Dosthill, B77 1PQ – 01827 280647
  • Eason Pharmacy, 215A Watling Street, Wilnecote, Tamworth, B77 5BB
  • Exley Pharmacy, Unit 4, Exley Centre, Belgrave, Tamworth, B77 2LA
  • Fazeley Pharmacy, 11 Coleshill Street, Fazeley, B78 3RB
  • Magrath VJ Pharmacy, 68 Caledonian, Glascote Heath, Tamworth, B77 2ED – 01827 288032
  • Primary Care Pharmacy, 30 Hospital Street, Tamworth, B79 7EB – 01827 702044
  • Peak Pharmacy, 266 Tamworth Road, Amington, B77 3DQ – 01827 65933
  • Rowlands Pharmacy, Warwick Deane, 54 Albert Road, Tamworth, B79 7JN – 01827 63608
  • Siswick’s Pharmacy, 146 Masefield Drive, Leyfields, Tamworth, B79 8JA – 01827 64510
  • Well Pharmacy, 1 -5 Church Street, Tamworth, B79 7DH