What is Pharmacy First?
Pharmacy First is a service provided by Community Pharmacies (Chemists).
It lets those who are eligible to use the service to get free advice and medicines for a range of minor ailments without the need to see your family doctor. Pharmacy First offers you the opportunity to see your pharmacist without the need for an appointment.
Can I join Pharmacy First?
Yes, if you are registered with the doctor in Nottinghamshire County and you are exempt from paying prescription charges or hold a valid prescription prepayment certificate.
If you pay for your prescriptions, the pharmacist will still be able to help you, but you will need to pay for any medicines supplied.
Once you have registered you can use Pharmacy First whenever you need advice for ailments covered by the service.
No treatment can be provided for babies under 3 months old. Babies under 3 months old should always be treated by your family doctor. If in doubt check with pharmacy.
What ailments are covered?
- Athlete's foot
- Head Lice
- Insect bites and stings
- Sore throat
- Vaginal Thrush
- Warts and verrucas
Where can I access Pharmacy First?
You can access the service at most community pharmacies. Look for the Pharmacy First logo or ask at the counter.
You are encouraged to use the Community Pharmacy where you registered for Pharmacy First.