Pharmacy First is a scheme for managing minor illness for patients who are registered at the centre. The scheme aims to speed up access to health services for people with minor ailments by enabling those who wish to be seen by a community pharmacist.
If you have a headache, sore throat, temperature, earache, cough, diarrhoea, cold and flu, head lice, hay fever or dry skin/simple eczema, you can attend a participating pharmacist for medication and/or advice.
If you are exempt from paying for prescriptions you receive from your GP, you will be exempt from paying for your medication under this scheme.
To be able to join this scheme you need to sign up to it either at the practice or at a participating Pharmacy, and you will be issued with a passbook. The scheme does not apply to children under the age of one, and it can not be used for your repeat prescription requests.