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NHS Pharmacy First Scotland


NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is a consultation service as a first port of call for all minor illness and common critical conditions.

Who is Eligible?

· Everyone who is registered with a GP practice in Scotland or the Defence Medical Services on a permanent or temporary basis (including care home residents).

· People who live in Scotland (including Gypsy or travellers /asylum seekers or dependant of an asylum seeker.

Who is excluded?

· Visitors to Scotland

Which conditions are covered by NHS Pharmacy First Scotland?

Below is a non-exhaustive guide covering some of the conditions which can be assessed under the service. The outcome of the consultation will depend on each patient’s individual circumstances. Not all patients with the same condition will be able to be treated under the service and may need referred onwards.

Acne                                                  Dry Eyes                               Pain

Allergies                                             Dry Skin                               Ringworm

Athlete’s Foot                                      Earache                                Scabies

Backache                                            Haemorrhoids(Piles)              Scalp Disorders      

Bacterial                                             Hay Fever                             Shingles**

Conjunctivitis                                      Headache                             Skin Infections**               

Blocked/Runny Nose                            Head Lice                             Sore Throat

Cold Sores                                          Impetigo**                           Threadworms

Colic                                                   Indigestion                           Vaginal Thrush* 

Constipation                                        Mouth Ulcers                        Warts and Verrucae

Cough                                                 Nappy Rash                          Period Pain

Cystitis(UTI’S)**                                  Oral Thrush


* Can only treat if within 16-60 age range.

** Treatment subject to specific criteria.

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