Pharmacy First

From 31st January 2024, the new NHS PharmacyFirst scheme has been launched. This means that community pharmacies can now assess and treat 7 common conditions (including antibiotics if clinically appropriate):

UTI or cystitis in women between 16 and 64 years old

Shingles in adults over 18

Impetigo in anyone over 1 year old

Infected insect bites in anyone over 1 year old

Sore throats and tonsillitis in anyone over 5 years old

Sinusitis/colds in anyone over 12 years old

Ear infections in children between 1 and 17 years old

You can either turn up at your local pharmacy, or phone them to see if you can book a time.