Think Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First is a service provided by your local pharmacy to help you get the help you need for a wide range of common health concerns. Pharmacies can now provide medicines (including antibiotics) for seven common conditions without the need for a GP appointment and an even wider range of minor illness and ailments.

You can contact your local pharmacy directly or you can Self – Refer to discuss your condition with pharmacist at a time and pharmacy that’s convenient for you.

How do I check if my health concern is included in the pharmacy First service?

To triage your concern and book a timeslot and pharmacy of your choice, you can:

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What other minor illnesses can my pharmacist help me with?

Pharmacies can provide treatment and advice for a wider range of minor illnesses such as:

  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Axial Cheilitis
  • (Angular Stomatitis)
  • Bites and Stings
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Cold
  • Colic
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry Eye
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Nail Infections
  • Fungal Skin Infections
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux
  • Disease (GORD)
  • Haemorrhoids (Piles)
  • Hayfever (Seasonal Allergic
  • Rhinitis)
  • Head Lice
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Impetigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Clinical pathway
  • Acute otitis media
  • Impetigo
  • Infected insect bites
  • Shingles
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat Uncomplicated
  • urinary track infections
  • Age range
  • 1 to 17 years
  • 1 year and over
  • 18 year and over
  • 12 year and over
  • 5 year and over
  • Women 16-64 years
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry Eye
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
  • Lower Urinary Tract Infection
  • Mouth Ulcers (Aphthous
  • Ulcers)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain –
  • Strains, Sprains and Bruises
  • Nappy Rash
  • Oropharyngeal Candidiasis
  • Pain Relief
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Seborrhoeic Scalp
  • Conditions, Cradle Cap
  • Sleep Problems
  • Sore Throat
  • Sunburn
  • Sweat Rash
  • Teething in Children
  • Threadworm
  • Travel Sickness
  • Urticaria
  • Vaginal Dryness (Atrophic Vaginitis)
  • Vaginal Thrush (Vulvovaginal