Pharmacy First

NHS Pharmacy First

What is NHS Pharmacy first ?

NHS Pharmacy First is an England-only service providing advice and, if appropriate, treatment for seven common conditions at community pharmacies.

How do I get access to this service ?

Patients will access the new clinical pathway element by walking into the pharmacy directly or where appropriate, by contacting them by video consultation. In addition, patients will access the service via referrals from:

  • NHS 111 (online, telephone and NHS App)
  • integrated urgent care clinical assessment services
  • urgent treatment centres
  • emergency departments
  • 999
  • general practice (GPs cannot make a referral for urgent repeat medicine supply)

How Pharmacies can help