Pharmacy First Service 2024

Pharmacies can now help you with 7 common conditions without the need of a GP appointment.

They can give advice and prescribe an NHS prescription if clinically appropriate.

More than 10,000 pharmacies who have registered to deliver the service to date.

Along with expansions to the pharmacy blood pressure checking and contraception services, the Pharmacy First advanced service is in place to save up to 10 million general practice team appointments a year.

Furthermore, the service intends to help patients access quicker and more convenient care, including the supply of appropriate medicines for minor illness.

The seven conditions of the clinical pathway with age range are:

Clinical pathway Age range
Acute Otitis Media* 1 to 17 years
Impetigo 1 year and over
Infected insect bites 1 year and over
Shingles 18 years and over
Sinusitis 12 years and over
Sore throat 5 years and over
Uncomplicated urinary Women 16-64 years
tract infections