Did you know?  Pharmacy First Scheme

The new Pharmacy First scheme means you can see a pharmacist about several minor illnesses and conditions you would previously have had to see your GP about. You can visit your pharmacist for a consultation and they will treat you and prescribe medication if necessary. If your condition is more serious you will be referred to a GP or hospital.

Under Pharmacy First Scheme, pharmacists can treat and prescribe medication for seven conditions. These are the conditions, and at what age, you can see the pharmacist:

  • Earache - 1 to 17 years
  • Impetigo - 1 year and over
  • Infected insect bites - 1 year and over
  • Shingles - 18 years and over
  • Sinusitis - 12 years and over
  • Sore throat - 5 years and over
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections - women 16-64 years

Should you contact the Surgery about one of these conditions you may be referred to a local chemist.  Normally the chemist will contact you to discuss and issue any appropriate medication.

Click here for more information about the Pharmacy First Scheme or click here for a list of participating pharmacies

Added:  03/02/2024

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