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
Earache, Ear infection and Ear wax
Bacterial conjunctivitis (sticky eyes) and Styes
Constipation, Diarrhoea, Haemorrhoids, Indigestion, Reflux, Threadworm and Vomiting
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.