Pharmacy First

The Pharmacy First Scheme is a crucial program designed to empower community pharmacies, like ours at Knights Pharmacy, to play a more active role in delivering healthcare services. In essence, it allows qualified pharmacists to provide remedies for common ailments without the need for a prescription. This not only simplifies the healthcare procedure but also ensures that individuals promptly receive efficient care for minor conditions.

How Does Pharmacy First Help the NHS?

By participating in the Pharmacy First Scheme, we contribute to the broader goal of alleviating the strain on NHS services. With increasing demands on traditional healthcare facilities, the role of community pharmacies becomes paramount in ensuring that patients receive appropriate care promptly. This scheme allows us to treat minor ailments, reducing the burden on GP surgeries and A&E departments, and freeing up valuable NHS resources for more critical cases.

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Conditions Treatable Through Pharmacy First at Knights Pharmacy

Wondering which conditions the Pharmacy First Service can address? Here are some common ailments that our team at Knights Pharmacy can assist you with:

Minor Infections: From ear and throat infections to urinary tract infections, our pharmacists can provide appropriate antibiotics when needed.

Skin Conditions: Conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and mild fungal infections can be effectively treated through Pharmacy First.

Allergies: Whether it’s hay fever or a mild allergic reaction, our pharmacists can recommend suitable antihistamines and other treatments.

Digestive Issues:  Pharmacy First can address common digestive problems like indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea.

Pain Management:  Our pharmacists can suggest over-the-counter pain relief options tailored to your needs for mild to moderate pain.



Visit Knights Pharmacy

We invite you to experience the convenience and quality of healthcare through the Pharmacy First Service at Knights Pharmacy. Our team is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care, ensuring you receive the attention and treatment you deserve for minor health concerns. Plus, this service is available at multiple Knights branches for your convenience.

Taking advantage of Pharmacy First not only benefits you as an individual but also contributes to the overall well-being of our community by supporting the efficient use of NHS resources. Your health is our priority, and we look forward to being your trusted partners on your wellness journey.


Please note: This service will be available from the 1st of February 2024.


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