6th November 2014 – Pharmacy First

Posted on November 6, 2014 by helenroberts

Pharmacy First logoDon’t wait to get a doctor’s appointment, you can now go straight to your local pharmacy instead.

Pharmacies in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven offer a service called Pharmacy First.  This gives you more choice and easier access when you need health advice and treatment for common illnesses.

Your pharmacist is a qualified health care professional who can help with your health problems.  The pharmacist can offer you a private space to talk about your symptoms.

The kinds of conditions you can get help with include:

  • athlete’s foot;
  • blocked nose;
  • cold;
  • cough;
  • earache;
  • fever (high temperature)
  • hay fever;
  • sore throat;
  • teething;
  • threadworms;
  • thrush;
  • strains and sprains.

If you don’t pay for your prescriptions, any treatments prescribed by your pharmacist will be free.

A list of the pharmacies in the scheme is available here.