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Pharmacy First Scheme

We recognise that sometimes you don’t need to see a GP but may want some general health advice.

Pharmacies offer advice and treatment for minor conditions that do not need a prescription. For more about services you can get from a pharmacist please follow this link to how your pharmacy can help

What can a Community Pharmacist offer?

Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice & over-the counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses. They work with other healthcare professionals to get you the best possible care in a way that works for you & the NHS for a wide range of minor illnesses, such as aches and pains, sore throat, coughs, colds, earache, cystitis, skin rashes, teething or red eye

If symptoms suggest it’s something more serious, pharmacists have the right training to make sure you get the help you need & refer to other healthcare professional. Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends & most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.

NHS Community Pharmacist can offer advice & support for the following:

  • Acne – Spots – Pimples 
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Ankle or Foot Pain
  • Bee & Wasp Stings with minor swelling
  • Cold Sores – Mouth Ulcers – Oral Thrush                 
  • Conjunctivitis – Dry/Sore Eyes – Irritable Eye – Sticky Eye
  • Constipation – Diarrhoea
  • Cystitis
  • Dermatitis/Dry Skin
  • Earache – Ear Wax – Blocked – Hearing problems Sore Throat – Flu like symptoms – Coughs
  • Eyelid Problems – Watery Eyes
  • Hay Fever
  • Haemorrhoids – Rectal Pain
  • Hair loss
  • Headache – Migraine
  • Heartburn – Indigestion
  • Hip Pain or Swelling
  • Infant Colic
  • Knee or Leg Pain
  • Lower back or Limb Pain
  • Morning After Pill – Pregnancy Tests
  • Nappy Rash
  • Ringworm – Threadworm.
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Stop Smoking Service
  • Scabies
  • Toothache – Teething  
  • Vomiting or Nausea
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Itch/Soreness
  • Warts/Verrucae’s
  • Wrist, Hand, or Finger Pain