Blackpool’s ‘Minor Ailment Scheme’ worry for children after fresh NHS cuts

A scheme that allows people to pick up routine medicines over the counter for free is to  end, it was announced.
Blackpool’s ‘Minor Ailment Scheme’ was scaled back last year to axe a number of treatments, including for headaches, diarrhoea, head lice and teething pain, but will now close altogether.
NHS commissioners in the resort said they were following national guidelines, and that it was “right that we prioritise spending on” treatment for more serious conditions, but there was concern about the impact on poorer families in the resort.
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23 July 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 44
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