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What conditions are eligible?

Condition Age
Acute Ear Infection 1-17 years
Acute Sinusitis 12+ years
Acute Sore Throat 5+ years
Impetigo 1+ years
Infected insect bites 1+ years
Shingles 18+ years
Uncomplicated Urinary Tract infections (UTIs) in women 16-64 years

Will I need to book an appointment?

This is a walk-in service and there is no requirement to book appointments for pharmacy first. However, to streamline the service and to avoid waiting, we recommend patients to call us before. By contacting us in advance, we will be able to advise the best time to come for your consultation.

What treatments are available?

There are many treatments available, including antibiotics. However, our highly trained pharmacists shall clinically assess you and if they consider it appropriate, they shall supply you with medicines for one of the seven conditions.

Can anyone in the age groups be eligible for Pharmacy First?

If you are eligible within the age ranges but, fall into other groups for example pregnant or taking medication to suppress your immune system, call us before to ensure you are still eligible for pharmacy first.

Is this a free service?

Yes, the consultation is free with the pharmacist. However, if you are supplied with medication, there will be an NHS prescription fee, just the same as if you went to the GP. The fee will be waived if you have a valid NHS exemption.