Your local pharmacist is a highly trained healthcare professional, and can give you advice on common illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them. Most now have a quiet area away from other customers where you can speak to the pharmacist more privately. 

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Community pharmacies open in Salford over Christmas and New Year 2017/18 

A limited number of pharmacies in Salford will be open during the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays 2017/18. Make sure you know where your nearest pharmacy is and plan ahead. You can also keep up to date via the GM LPC website.

Name Address Telephone Monday Christmas Day Tuesday Boxing Day Monday New Year’s Day
SMS Pharmacy 86 Devonshire Street, Salford, M7 4AE 0161 792 4960 9am - 7pm Closed 9am - 6pm
Newbury Place Pharmacy 55 Rigby Street, Salford, M7 4NX 0161 792 1017 10am - 1pm 10am - 1pm 10am - 1pm
Boots Regent Retail Pk Ordsall Lane Salford M5 3TP 0161 834 9316 Closed 9am - 6pm Closed
Lloydspharmacy  (Sainsburys)  100 Regent Road, Salford, M5 4QU 0161 834 3727 Closed 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm

The Minor Ailment Scheme

The Minor Ailment Scheme has been introduced across pharmacies in Salford so that residents registered with a Salford GP can visit their community pharmacist instead of their GP for advice and if necessary a supply of medication to manage a number of self-treatable health conditions.

Community pharmacists are not only able to treat simple conditions but if you don’t currently pay for prescriptions they can issue  a supply of medicines that you would normally need to buy, such as head lice treatments.


Who can use the Minor Ailment Scheme?

The service is available to all Salford residents who are registered with a GP who have a minor, self-treatable condition.


Which pharmacies in Salford are offering this service?

Most community pharmacists in Salford have signed up to the scheme and a full list is available here. Some of which are open in the evenings and at weekends.


What conditions does the scheme cover?

The pharmacist can provide treatment and advice for the following conditions:

  • Constipation
  • Indigestion/Heartburn
  • Diarrhoea
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Scabies
  • Sore Throat
  • Nasal Congestion (Infants)
  • Verruca / Warts
  • High Temperature
  • Headache / Earache
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Head Lice
  • Insect Bites & Stings
  • Dry Skin
  • Nappy Rash
  • Vaginal Thrush
  • Eczema
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Ear Wax
  • Threadworm
  • Allergy / Rash