Pharmacy Counter

NHS Pharmacy First

22nd March 2021

The Minor Ailment Service which was delivered by community pharmacies from 2006 has been replaced with the new NHS Pharmacy First Service.


This service focuses on increasing access to community pharmacy as the first port of call for patients to manage self-limiting illnesses and supporting self-management of stable long term conditions in and out of hours and to improve pharmaceutical care and contribute to the multi-disciplinary team.

Pharmacists can give you advice and treatment (if you need it) for minor illnesses such as the following:

  • Acne

  • Allergies

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Backache

  • Blocked or runny nose

  • Cold sores

  • Constipation

  • Cough

  • Cystitis (in women)

  • Diarrhoea

  • Earache

  • Eczema

  • Headache

  • Head lice

  • Haemorrhoids (piles)

  • Hay fever

  • Impetigo

  • Indigestion

  • Mouth ulcers

  • Sore throat

  • Pain

  • Period pain

  • Threadworms

  • Thrush

  • Warts

  • Verrucas

Please be aware that should you call the surgery with one of the above conditions, you will be referred to the Pharmacy in the first instance.


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