Ask your pharmacy first!


You can now use the Pharmacy First Service

The service allows you to pop down to your local participating pharmacy for help with seven minor conditions which would previously have required a GP appointment.

The seven minor conditions are:

  • sinusitis in adults and children over 12
  • sore throat for children and adults over 5 years
  • ear ache (acute otitis media) for children aged 1 to 17 years old
  • infected insect bite for children and adults over 1 year
  • impetigo for children and adults aged 1 year and over
  • shingles for adults over 18 years
  • uncomplicated urinary tract infections in woman aged 16 to 64 years.

For more information please see the PPG website

Published: Feb 6, 2024