A Comprehensive Guide to the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme

A Comprehensive Guide to the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme

30 / Jan

The NHS Pharmacy First Scheme at Everest Pharmacy

The NHS Pharmacy First Scheme represents a pivotal shift in how healthcare services are delivered, empowering community pharmacies like Everest Pharmacy to offer a broader range of services beyond traditional prescriptions. This scheme aims to alleviate pressure on general practitioners (GPs) and emergency departments by enabling patients to seek timely assistance from trained pharmacists for minor health issues.

Accessing the Scheme

Accessing the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme at Everest Pharmacy is straightforward and hassle-free. Patients can simply walk into our pharmacy during operating hours, without the need for an appointment. Our knowledgeable pharmacists are readily available to assess symptoms, provide advice, and recommend suitable treatments for a variety of common conditions covered under the scheme.


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Conditions Covered

The NHS Pharmacy First Scheme caters to an extensive range of minor health concerns, ensuring that patients receive prompt attention and appropriate care for their ailments. At Everest Pharmacy, patients can benefit from this scheme for conditions including:

Ear Infections: Pharmacists can recommend appropriate pain relief and treatment for ear infections.

Impetigo: Patients can receive guidance on over-the-counter remedies to address impetigo, promoting comfort and relief.

Infected Insect Bites: Pharmacists can recommend suitable pain relievers and treatments to alleviate symptoms associated with infected insect bites.

Shingles: Patients 18 and over suffering from shingles can seek treatment through our NHS Pharmacy First Scheme.

Sinusitis: Pharmacists can provide advice on managing sinusitis symptoms both naturally and with medication offering quick relief for sinus pain.

Sore Throat: We can provide treatment for sore throat to those 5 years and older.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Patients aged 16 to 64, experiencing symptoms of an uncomplicated UTI can receive immediate advice and, if appropriate, treatments to alleviate discomfort.



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Benefits for Patients

The NHS Pharmacy First Scheme offers numerous benefits for patients seeking assistance with minor health concerns:

  • Convenience: Accessing healthcare services at Everest Pharmacy is convenient and time-efficient, with no need for prior appointments.
  • Prompt Assistance: Patients receive prompt attention from our experienced pharmacists, ensuring timely assessment and treatment recommendations.
  • Expert Advice: Our pharmacists provide expert advice tailored to individual needs, offering personalised solutions for minor health issues.
  • Confidentiality: Patients can discuss their health concerns in a confidential and supportive environment, fostering trust and peace of mind.
  • Cost-effective: The NHS Pharmacy First Scheme eliminates the need for unnecessary GP appointments or visits to emergency departments for minor ailments, saving both time and healthcare resources.

Get Treatment

At Everest Pharmacy, we are committed to delivering exceptional healthcare services that prioritise accessibility, convenience, and patient-centered care. Through the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme, we empower individuals to address minor health concerns promptly and effectively, enhancing overall well-being and quality of life. Visit us today to experience the convenience and expertise of our pharmacy-first service, where your health is our priority.


This blog was written on behalf of Everest Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.

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117B Withington Road
Whalley Range
Manchester, M16 8EE