The Community Pharmacy Extended Care Service between NHS England Midlands and community pharmacists allow people to visit a local pharmacy instead of their GP for advice and treatment for a range of minor illnesses.
The three-tier service includes the following the following conditions:
Tier 2 – skin services
- Otitis media – middle ear infection (Children aged 3 months – 16 years)
Pharmacists can supply medicines to treat the conditions or recommend over the counter medicines. If you are exempt from paying for prescriptions, you will not pay for prescribed medicines from the pharmacist.