Unsworth Medical Centre

New Community Pharmacy First Service

New Community Pharmacy First Service 

Community Pharmacy England has agreed the launch date 31st January 2024 for the New Pharmacy First Advanced Service, this service includes providing advice and NHS-funded treatment, where appropriate, for the following seven common conditions listed below.

  • Sinusitis for adults and children aged 12 years and over,
  • Sore throat for adults and children aged 5 years and over,
  • Acute otitis media for children aged 1 to 17 years,
  • Infected insect bite for adults and children aged 1 year and over,
  • Impetigo for adults and children aged 1 year and over,
  • Shingles for adults aged 18 years and over,
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women aged 16 to 64 years,

Consultations for these seven clinical pathways, as well blood pressure checks and contraceptive services can be provided to patients presenting to the pharmacy as well as those referred directly by NHS 111 or by their own GP practice using a secure electronic message.

A list of participating pharmacies can be found on the NHS website and/or NHS App.