I just discovered from a friend's facebook post today that the government has a scheme called the Minor Ailments Scheme whereby if you consult a pharmacist regarding a minor ailment of certain types you can get the medicine etc they suggest for the price of a prescription. ie free for kids, oldies and those of us on thyroxin with medical exemption certificates! Apparently they are not allowed to advertise it, but it has been running for 8 years and as the hypothyroid mother of 2 kids with an octogenarian father I am pissed off that no one in the NHS or the chemists has ever mentioned it to me. Boots participate and I think you have to register at the chemists for it but then you can get things like calpol and paracetamol free. The officicial info is here:
Just curious. Is this a well kept secret or common knowledge to the rest of you?