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Pharmacy First

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)