Accessing Pharmacy First services

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Did you know that community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without you needing to see a GP?

The following table shows the 7 conditions pharmacists can manage across various age ranges.

Clinical pathwayAge range
Acute otitis media1 to 17 years
Impetigo1 year and over
Infected insect bites1 year and over
Shingles18 years and over
Sinusitis12 years and over
Sore throat5 years and over
Uncomplicated urinary tract infectionsWomen 16-64 years

Available on the high street, your community pharmacists have the skills and training to treat you for these conditions. You don’t need to make an appointment, and private consultations are often available in the pharmacy.

Community pharmacists will direct you to other local services if they think you need to see someone else.

So don’t wait for minor health concerns to get worse – please consider visiting your local pharmacy first and being attended to by their team.

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