Pharmacy first is a scheme which allows people with certain minor ailments and conditions to go straight to their pharmacists to receive a consultation and treatment without needing to visit their GP to get a prescription first. The purpose of this service is to allow patients to access self-care and advice including the supply of some prescription only medicines from a pharmacy as an alternative location to visiting their GP.
Patients who receive free prescriptions will be entitled to the medications for free, if you pay for prescriptions you will still need to pay the NHS prescription fee.
This service is also available to temporary residents/visitors to the area.
If you are on holiday in the area and have forgotten your medication, you now need to contact NHS111 on 111, as this service is no longer provided under the Pharmacy First Scheme.
What can pharmacies treat?
• Bacterial conjunctivitis
• Nappy rash
• Female urinary tract Infection
• Oral candidiasis (thrush)
SAVE TIME AND A GP APPOINTMENT AND SPEAK TO YOUR PHARMACY
Lloyds pharmacy – 773617 Well (Regent Street) – 774628 Well (Coombe Park) – 777412 Boots – 772277