Pharmacy First – Minor Ailments Service

Pharmacy First

Do you need health advice without an appointment? Pharmacy First  is a scheme which offers Hackney residents access to health advice and treatment.

Under the scheme you can talk to your pharmacist in confidence about your concerns, without having to make an appointment.

Pharmacists are experts on medicines, how they work and what conditions they treat. They can offer advice on minor ailments and decide whether you need to see a doctor.

If you are eligible for free prescriptions, we have established the pharmacy first scheme. This enables you to get FREE treatment for minor ailments directly from the local pharmacy without a doctors prescription.

You need to register for the scheme. The form is obtained from your GP surgery receptionists. Hand the form into your local pharmacy and you will be registered. Next time you have a minor ailment instead of booking a GP appointment , you can visit your local chemist without an appointment and get free advice and medicine if required.