6th November 2014 – Pharmacy First
Don’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;
- fever (high temperature)
- hay fever;
- sore throat;
- 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.