Pharmacy First Minor Ailment Scheme
The surgery takes part in an initiative run by the local authority called the Pharmacy First Scheme. It is intended to be used by patients suffering from minor ailments to free up GP time for more serious cases.
If you are suffering from any of the ailments listed below you can collect a Pharmacy First card from our surgery (popularly known as a "Fast Track" card due to previous name) and then take this to the pharmacy. The pharmacist will have a short consultation with you and then prescribe some medication to help you. If you do not pay for prescriptions you will not pay for this either.
- Bites or Stings
- Colds or Flu
- Nasal Congestion
- Fever (High Temperature)
- Indigestion or Heartburn
- Pain Relief
- Vaginal Thrush
The surgery will not prescribe prescriptions for conditions that can be seen via this service and patients are encouraged to use this service. Should a symptom or condition not resolve after this then contact the surgery for an appointment.