March 15th, 2016
The Think Pharmacy First scheme allows pharmacists to diagnose and treat some minor ailments and illnesses. The scheme is open to all adults who qualify for free prescriptions. Pharmacy First takes advantage of the highly qualified expertise in health and medication of trained pharmacists, cutting out the need to visit the GP surgery for the listed ailments. If you qualify for the scheme then our pharmacists can prescribe free prescription medicines to treat your illness. Newline Pharmacy is a registered Pharmacy First pharmacy.
If you think you are suffering from one of the ailments or minor illnesses included in the Think Pharmacy First scheme then you can visit your local Newline Pharmacy to ask for a consultation with the pharmacist.
When you visit the pharmacist:
Newline Pharmacy’s pharmacists always offer free advice on any healthcare questions you have. However, for the following list of ilnnesses and minor ailments the pharmacist can also provide free treatment:
The pharmacy first scheme allows qualifying patients to avoid waiting to visit their GP surgery, and instead call into their local Newline Pharmacy without an appointment. This saves you time and means that you have any required medication as soon as you have been seen. It also benefits GP surgeries by allowing doctor’s to focus their time on more serious health complaints, saving the NHS both time and money.
If you have any questions about the Think Pharmacy First scheme then please do not hesitate to contact any Newline Pharmacy branch for advice and further information.
You can also read more about the Pharmacy First scheme on the North Tyneside NHS site at: