Pharmacy First Service
From 31st January, 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- non-pregnant women 16-64 years old
Shingles in adults over 18 years old
Impetigo in anyone over 1 year old
Infected insect bites - 1 year old and over
Sore throat and tonsillitis - 5 years old and over
Ear Infection - 1-17 years old
Sinusitis/Colds - 12 years and over
You can either turn up at your local pharmacy, or phone them to see if you can book a time.
Use NHS 111 - call, go online or use the NHS app
If you are ill or hurt and need help fast, but it is not a 999 emergency, remember to Talk before you Walk:
- Call 111, open 24/7. Your call will be answered by a highly trained operator who will be able to assist you in the convenience and safety of your own home.
- Visit 111.NHS.uk.
- Use the NHS app.
The online services ask you a series of questions to help identify your symptoms and recommend safe and appropriate action to take. This could include:
- booking an appointment at an Urgent Treatment Centre
- arranging for a prescription to be available for collection from a pharmacy
- arranging an online consultation with a GP
- a telephone or video consultation with a clinical professional
CONSULT WITH MY GP
Please contact the surgery to book your immunisations if you are due
Routine immunisations are still important to prevent the resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases. The provision of these services have not been affected by COVID 19 and these appointments are available with our team.
We will be contacting patients who are eligible for both Pneumonia and shingles vaccinations. The Pneumonia vaccine is available for all patients over the age of 65 - usually this is a one off dose. The shingles vaccine is available for patients age 70 - 79.