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All Wales Common Ailments Service formulary

The Common Ailments Service aims to improve patient access to consistent, evidence-based advice for the management of common ailments. This document includes monographs for the following ailments covered by the service:

  • acne vulgaris
  • allergic rhinitis
  • athlete’s foot
  • lower back pain without radiculopathy (acute)
  • chickenpox (in children under 14 years of age)
  • cold sores
  • conjunctivitis (bacterial)
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • dry eye disease
  • dry skin (includes contact dermatitis and atopic eczema)
  • dyspepsia
  • haemorrhoids
  • head lice
  • infantile colic
  • ingrowing toenail
  • mouth ulcers (simple aphthous)
  • nappy rash
  • oral candidiasis
  • ringworm (tinea corporis), tinea cruris and intertrigo
  • scabies
  • sore throat (interim guidance)
  • teething
  • threadworms
  • vulvovaginal candidiasis
  • warts and verrucae

The formulary was developed using recognised resources and involved multi-professional consultation to ensure the provision of consistent advice by pharmacists and GPs.

⇩ All Wales Common Ailments Service Formulary 1.7MB (PDF)

(August 2023) - To be used from 1 October 2023

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