Think Pharmacy First

When you or your family are unwell, you may not need to make an appointment to see your GP. Your local pharmacist is a trained medical professional who can provide free advice on the best treatment for a wide range of illnesses and minor ailments.

Visiting your local pharmacy can save you time and with no appointment needed, you can just walk in. What’s more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends.

Which illnesses are included?

Advice from your pharmacist is always free but thanks for the Think Pharmacy First scheme they can also provide treatment for the minor illnesses below:

Aches and pains

Back pain, Headache, Migraine, Period pain, Teething and Toothache


Bites and stings, Hay fever and Skin reactions

Colds and flu

Cough, Congestion, Sore throat, Fever and/or temperature

Ear care

Earache, Ear infection and Ear wax

Eye care

Bacterial conjunctivitis (sticky eyes) and Styes

Stomach aches

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Haemorrhoids, Indigestion, Reflux, Threadworm and Vomiting

Head lice

Any skin or mouth problem

Athletes foot, Chickenpox, Cold sores, Contact dermatitis (inflammation of skin), Fungal nail infection, Impetigo (blisters), Nappy rash, Scabies, Skin rash, Vaginal thrush and Warts and verrucae

Can I get free treatment?

If you don’t normally pay for your medicines, then you don’t need to pay with Think Pharmacy First – you can get them free and over the counter from your local pharmacist without the need to see your GP.

Government have announced we are moving into the delay phase of #COVID19. This means, if you have a new cough OR a high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher), but generally feel well, you do not need to contact anybody. You do need to self isolate for 7 days.

We expect the NHS to be exceptionally busy in the coming days and weeks. If you have serious symptoms that you cannot manage at home or persist longer than 7 days, please go to NHS 111 online, or call 111 if you cannot go online.

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