NHS Pharmacy First

NHS Pharmacy First

Following a referral from your GP practice or NHS111, our pharmacy team can help with a range of conditions including:

  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Backache, earache or headache
  • Diarrhoea, constipation or haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Cough pain, nasal congestion (sinusitis) and sore throat
  • Emergency Hormonal Contraception
  • Hay fever, eczema and allergies
  • Indigestion
  • Impetigo
  • Mouth ulcers or cold sores
  • Period pain and thrush
  • Shingles
  • UTI
  • Warts and verrucae

Once you have been referred our team will be in touch to arrange a clinical assessment with you. With our help, you can make the most informed decision possible. Our pharmacists will discuss all the available treatment options with you and will even signpost you to other services if they think that would be in your best interest.



How it works

NHS Pharmacy First offers patients the option of having a consultation with a pharmacist following a referral from a GP Surgery or an NHS 111 call advisor.

Pharmacy First For Minor Ailments

We know how important is to be able to access treatments speedily and easily. Utilising the NHS Pharmacy First service means that you won’t have to spend a significant time waiting for treatment.

Another advantage of our service is that the NHS will also benefit. Being able to access treatments for minor ailments through our pharmacy will ease pressure on GPs and A&E departments alike. This is especially crucial at a time when our health system is under unprecedented levels of pressure.

But there’s no reason to be concerned. Our pharmacists are trained to an extremely high degree and can provide these treatments in a safe, professional, and effective way. Plus, we know when you need to be referred to your GP or A&E and will advise you accordingly. We can always connect you with the right care provider for your needs.

If you would like to find out more about this service please contact us or NHS 111.