Don’t wait for a doctors appointment.
Go straight to your pharmacy
Local pharmacies (except Boots) are offering a new service which gives you more choice and easier access when it comes to treating minor illnesses and ailments.
The service is called Pharmacyfirst and means that you can get advice and/or medicines for common minor illnesses from your local pharmacy, without having to make an appointment with your GP.
If you don’t normally pay NHS prescription charges, then any medicines supplied under the Pharmacyfirst scheme will be FREE.
If you do pay for your prescriptions, then the cost of the medicines should be much less than the prescription charge and you get the same great advice from your pharmacist.
Your pharmacist is a qualified health care professional who can help with your health problems.
The pharmacist will offer you a private space to talk to you about your symptoms.