What ‘s covered?
NHS Minor Ailment Service

The NHS Minor Ailment Service is for people, including children, who prior to all prescriptions becoming free were exempt from paying prescription charges.   The pharmacists at Torphins Pharmacy can advise you on a number of common conditions and, if they think you need it, can give you a medicine on the NHS without you having to pay for it.

No need to make an appointment - just pop along to the pharmacy at a time that suits you (see our opening hours page for details).

If our pharmacist feels that it is better for you to see your GP then they may refer you directly or suggest you make an appointment with your GP.

How does it work?
Many everyday minor illnesses & ailments including:
It really is simple to gain access to this valuable service.

All you have to do is register yourself and family at Torphins Pharmacy - we’ll ask you for some basic details and, if you qualify, you’ll be able to get treatment straight away.

If you’d like to find out more or would like to register please drop in at any time - we’d be delighted to talk you through the details.


athlete’s foot

back ache

cold sores




ear ache

eczema and allergies

haemorrhoids (piles)

hay fever


head lice


mouth ulcers

nasal congestion


period pain


sore throat


warts & verrucae