Pharmacy first

Get Treated Quicker and Easier with Your Local Pharmacy!

Worried about a minor illness but don’t have time for a GP appointment? Look no further than Your Local Pharmacy!

Thanks to the innovative NHS Pharmacy First service, you can now seek treatment for seven common conditions directly from your friendly neighbourhood pharmacist, saving you valuable time and resources.

Why Choose Your Pharmacist for Pharmacy First?


Pharmacies are often conveniently located, with longer opening hours than GP surgeries. No appointment needed, simply walk in and get seen quickly.

Expert Care

Don't underestimate the expertise of your pharmacist! They are highly trained healthcare professionals specialising in medications and minor ailments, capable of providing accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

Personalised Attention

Pharmacists have the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions, offering personalised advice and support tailored to your needs.

Reduced Pressure on GPs

By choosing Pharmacy First for suitable conditions, you help free up GP time for patients with more complex needs, ensuring everyone receives the best possible care.


As part of the NHS, Pharmacy First services are completely free for eligible conditions, saving you money on unnecessary GP visits.


Treatments include
Prescription-only medication
without needing a GP visit

How Does it Work?

  1. Scan or Click the QR code
  2. Fill in the quick questionnaire in the comfort of your home.
  3. If suitable, book you appointment
  4. Visit your local participating pharmacy and let them know you’d like to use Pharmacy First.
  5. The pharmacist will assess your symptoms and offer advice and treatment based on approved clinical guidelines.
  6. If appropriate, they can supply prescription-only medicines without needing a GP visit.
  7. They may recommend self-care strategies or refer you to your GP if needed.

Take advantage of this convenient and effective service and feel better faster!

Treatable Conditions:

Condition QR Code Description
Sinusitis Stuffy nose, facial pain, headache, sinus pressure.
Sore throat Painful or scratchy throat, difficulty swallowing.
Earache Ear pain, discomfort, hearing loss.
Infected insect bite Redness, swelling, pain, pus at the bite site.
Impetigo Redness, swelling, pain, pus at the bite site.
Shingles Painful rash with burning or tingling sensation, typically on one side of the body.
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (women only) Burning sensation during urination, frequent urination, pain in the lower abdomen.

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