The pharmacy provides advice and support to people on the management of minor illnesses and injuries. This service is targeted at people who would otherwise have gone to visit their GP for a minor illness, such as a cough or sore throat. Where appropriate, the pharmacy may sell over-the-counter medicines to the person to help manage the illness.
Pharmacy First aims to improve access and choice for people with a mild sickness, to free up GP appointments used by these patients, and to refer or signpost people to other healthcare professionals as appropriate to their condition.
You can download a leaflet about the scheme here: pdf Pharmacy First MAS Leaflet PDF (1.96 MB)
You can find out which pharmacies are participating in the scheme here: pdf MAS Providers December 2016 (205 KB)