Guide to your local pharmacy

Pharmacies can give you advice on a range of conditions and suggest medicines that can help.

They may also be able to offer treatment and some prescription medicine for some conditions, without you needing to see a GP (this is called Pharmacy First). Conditions they can treat as part of Pharmacy First are:

  • earache (aged 1 to 17 years)
  • impetigo (aged 1 year and over)
  • infected insect bites (aged 1 year and over)
  • shingles (aged 18 years and over)
  • sinusitis (aged 12 years and over)
  • sore throat (aged 5 years and over)
  • urinary tract infections or UTIs (women aged 16 to 64 years)

Other services pharmacies provide include:

  • advice on medicines
  • disposal of old medicines
  • help with new medicines
  • emergency contraception
  • free blood pressure checks

For more information on the services pharmacies provide, including a find your local pharmacy application, please visit

Resource guide for pharmacies

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