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Pharmacy First Posted on 21 Feb 2017

From January 2017 Leeds South and East CCG are Commissioning pharmacies to deliver a service “Pharmacy First” - to provide the local population with rapid access to a pharmacist who can give self-care advice on a range of minor ailments releasing capacity in general practice

Patients are eligible to receive advice and treatment under the Pharmacy First Service from a community pharmacy in LSE.

Patients are encouraged to go to their local pharmacy for self-care advice on a range of minor ailments such as: cough, cold, earache, sore throat, threadworms, teething, athletes foot, thrush, hayfever, fever, blocked nose, sprain or strain, headlice.

Patients that visit their GP with a minor ailment will be reminded by the GP to visit their pharmacy first next time. Through the Pharmacy First service, patients will receive a consultation with the pharmacist who will discuss their condition with them and provide the patient with advice on the condition. Medicines may be supplied if deemed necessary by the Pharmacist

Community pharmacies are currently being trained on delivering the service and it is expected that majority of pharmacies will be familiar with the service by mid/end of January

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