Researchers are hoping to find out which minor ailments workers in pharmacy jobs are better off handling, in terms of the efficient use of healthcare resources.
The study is being conducted by experts at the University of Aberdeen and the University of East Anglia and will be funded by the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust, according to Chemist + Druggist.
Leading the team will be Centre of Academic Primary Care senior research fellow Dr Margaret Watson, who noted that a review of minor ailment schemes has not been undertaken since 2002.
The news provider explained that the report will look at how community pharmacy can help take pressure off of GPs and emergency rooms.
"We hope that our research will generate a range of outcomes which can be used to inform future policy, practice and future research initiatives," Dr Watson was quoted as saying.
Chemist + Druggist recently highlighted a document produced by Rare Disease UK, which indicated that one-fifth of patients with uncommon disorders have their conditions for five years before being properly diagnosed.