Pharmacy First

Think Pharmacy First 

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns, and now community pharmacies
can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS
delivers care.
Highly trained pharmacists at more than nine in ten pharmacies can now assess and treat patients for earache, impetigo, infected insect bites,
shingles, sinusitis, sore throat, urinary tract infections (UTIs) for women aged 16-64 - without the need for a GP appointment or prescription.
Community pharmacy teams are highly-skilled, qualified health professionals who have the right clinical training to give people the health advice
they need. Patients don't need an appointment and private consultation rooms are available. Pharmacy teams can also signpost to other relevant
local services where necessary.
Pharmacists have always helped patients, families and carers in their communities stay healthy and are well placed to offer treatment for health
conditions. By expanding the services community pharmacies offer, the NHS is aiming to free up GP appointments and give people more choice in
how and where they access care.
Don't wait for minor health concerns to get worse – think pharmacy first and get seen by your local pharmacy team.