Your local community pharmacist is a trained medical professional who can provide free expert advice on the best treatment for a wide range of illnesses and minor ailments. You can visit a community pharmacy without the need to make an appointment. Several pharmacies in the city are open until late evening and on Sundays. As well as free medical advice, your local pharmacy can now provide free medication for SOME illnesses and minor ailments under a scheme called PHARMACY FIRST.

PHARMACY FIRST allows people who receive free prescriptions to go straight to their pharmacist to receive treatment, for selected minor ailments, without needing to visit their GP to get a prescription.

What minor illnesses or conditions are covered?

  • Athletes foot 
  • Bites and stings
  • Colds and Flu
  • Conjunctivitis  (sticky eye)
  • Constipation
  • Coughs
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Ear Wax
  • Hay Fever
  • Head lice
  • Headaches
  • Indigestion
  • Nappy rash
  • Sore Throat
  • Teething
  • Threadworms
  • Warts and verrucae

Pharmacy First Leaflet

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