NHS Pharmacy First – A new service

Your local pharmacist can provide some prescription medicines for seven conditions, if needed, without a GP appointment.

  • These conditions include earache, infected insect bites, shingles, sinusitis, sore throat, impetigo and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
  • Don’t wait for minor health concerns to get worse – think pharmacy first and get seen by your local community pharmacy team.
  • Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns – you don’t need an appointment and you can be seen in a private consultation room if you prefer.
  • Pharmacists have the right clinical training to make sure you get the help you need and can also signpost you to your general practice team, A&E or other relevant local service where necessary.
  • Age restrictions apply. For more information, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/pharmacies/how-pharmacies-can-help/