MAS Prescribing and Formularies

Minor Ailment Service

When a pharmacist decides that it is necessary to provide treatment, s/he will generate a prescription electronically which will then be printed out on form CP2. The paper form is necessary to capture the patient’s declaration that they remain exempt from prescription charges.

MAS prescribing should be in line with the information given in the local MAS formulary or the overarching NHS formulary, subject to the professional judgement of the pharmacist providing the service. The local formularies are available below.

Some problems with payment for prescribed items have occurred due to the default settings within the PSD system. To overcome some of these Community Pharmacy Scotland has negotiated the creation of a Minor Ailments Service Part 7B. Further guidance on MAS prescriptions can be found in the Contractor Services section of the website.