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Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First is available from all community pharmacies in NHSGGC and allows patients to access FREE advice and/or treatment for:

  • Impetigo (for those over two years of age)
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infection (for adult women aged 16-65).

When to use Pharmacy First

If you are a woman aged 16-65 with any of the following symptoms:

  • Burning or stinging sensation on passing urine
  • Need to pass urine frequently
  • Need to pass urine urgently.

If you are concerned you or your child have Impetigo and show any of the following symptoms:

  • Minor skin infection on one area of the body
  • Red sores that pop easily and leave a yellow crust
  • Fluid-filled blisters
  • Itchy rash.

Your pharmacist will ask you about your symptoms in order to give you the right advice. You should be aware there are some exclusions which can prevent your pharmacist from treating you and you may need to be referred to your GP.

You must be registered with a GP practice in Scotland and should normally expect to attend the pharmacy to allow the pharmacist to assess your symptoms before deciding on whether to offer advice, treatment on the NHS or to refer you to another clinician.

Get treated faster. Go to your Pharmacy First!

Last Updated: 01 June 2021