Community Pharmacy Services


We strive to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care in the most convenient and efficient manner. One way we achieve this is by partnering with local community pharmacies, which offer a range of services that can be accessed without the need for a GP appointment.

Community pharmacies play a crucial role in the NHS, providing expert health advice and a wide array of services. Our local pharmacies are here to support your health and wellbeing.

Services offered

  • FREE Medication use reviews.
  • FREE New medication services.
  • FREE emergency contraception.
  • FREE blood pressure checks.
  • Prescriptions for period delaying pills.
  • Supply of anti-malarial tablets.

Community pharmacies can also provide advice and treatment for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Bites and stings
  • Colds and flu like symptoms
  • Nasal Congestion (blocked or runny nose, hay fever, excess mucus, sinusitis)
  • Ear wax
  • Eye conditions (conjunctivitis, dry, runny, or sore eyes)
  • Stomach & Bowel issues (heartburn, indigestion, haemorrhoids, vomiting)
  • Gynaecology conditions such as thrush/cystitis/urine infection
  • General muscular pain, sprains, and strains
  • Skin conditions (acne, athletes’ foot, shingles, rashes)
  • Mouth & throat conditions (cold sore, ulcers, sore throat, tonsilitis)

The pharmacist consultation will determine the most appropriate course of action for your condition, which may include:

  1. Providing Self-care advice 
  2. Recommending over-the-counter medications for you to purchase 
  3. Issuing a prescription for medication if you require prescription only medicines such as antibiotics.
  4. Advising you to see your GP or another appropriate healthcare professional if your condition needs further medical attention.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment to use the Pharmacy First service?

No appointment is necessary. You can walk into any participating pharmacy and speak to a pharmacist, or our reception team will refer you when you contact us.

What if I can not afford to buy the medication over the counter?

The pharmacist will undertake an assessment to determine if you are eligible via the health first pharmacy scheme.

What if my condition cannot be treated by the pharmacist?

If the pharmacist determines that your condition requires further medical attention, they will advise you to see your GP or another appropriate healthcare professional.

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