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Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Think Pharmacy First

Think Pharmacy First

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We know that people visit their GP with minor illnesses that their local pharmacist could help with. Instead of booking a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacy , saving you time and with no appointment needed – you can just walk in.

All pharmacists can give advice and medicine if you need it that will help clear up the problem.

If your condition is more serious they will then refer you to your GP.

What’s more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends.

Can I get free treatment?

If you don’t normally pay for your medicines, then you don’t need to pay with Think Pharmacy First – you can get them free and over the counter from your local pharmacist without the need to see your GP.

Which illnesses are included?

Advice from your pharmacist is always free but thanks to the Think Pharmacy First scheme they can also provide treatment for the minor illnesses below:

Aches and pains Back pain
Headache
Migraine
Period pain
Teething
Toothache
Allergies Bites and stings
Hay fever
Skin reactions
Colds and flu Cough
Congestion
Sore throat
Fevers and/or temperature
Ear care Earache
Ear wax
Ear infection
Eye care Bacterical conjunctivitis (sticky eyes)
Styes
Stomach aches Constipation
Diarrhoea
Haemorrhoids
Indigestion
Reflex
Threadworm
Vomiting
Skin/mouth problems Athletes foot
Chickenpox
Cold sores
Contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin)
Fungal skin infection
Impetigo (blisters)
Nappy rash
Scabies
Skin rash
Vaginal thrush
Warts and verrucae
Head lice