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Pharmacy First 


The Pharmacy First  is a scheme which offers Hackney residents access to health advice and treatment for all minor illnesses.

Your Pharmacist may be able to offer advice on minor ailments and decide whether you need to see a doctor.If you are eligible for free prescriptions this scheme enables you to get FREE treatment for minor ailments directly from the local pharmacy without a doctors prescription.In order to register for the scheme you will need to obtain a form from our GP receptionists and hand the form into your local pharmacy.

 Your Pharmacist may be able to help with: 

  • mild skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, athlete's foot

  • coughs and colds, including blocked nose (nasal congestion), and sore throats

  • bruises, sunburn, and minor burns and scalds

  • constipation and piles (haemorrhoids)

  • hay fever, dry eyes and allergies (including rashes, bites and stings)

  • aches and pains, including earache, headache, migraine, back pain and toothache

  • vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms

  • period pain, thrush and cystitis

  • head lice (nits)

  • conjunctivitis, cold sores and mouth ulcers

  • warts and verrucas

  • nappy rash and teething

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