NHS PHARMACY FIRST SCOTLAND (PFS)
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is a consultation service as a first port of call for all minor illness and common critical conditions.
Who is Eligible?
· Everyone who is registered with a GP practice in Scotland or the Defence Medical Services on a permanent or temporary basis (including care home residents).
· People who live in Scotland (including Gypsy or travellers /asylum seekers or dependant of an asylum seeker.
Who is excluded?
· Visitors to Scotland
Which conditions are covered by NHS Pharmacy First Scotland?
Below is a non-exhaustive guide covering some of the conditions which can be assessed under the service. The outcome of the consultation will depend on each patient’s individual circumstances. Not all patients with the same condition will be able to be treated under the service and may need referred onwards.
Acne Dry Eyes Pain
Allergies Dry Skin Ringworm
Athlete’s Foot Earache Scabies
Backache Haemorrhoids(Piles) Scalp Disorders
Bacterial Hay Fever Shingles**
Conjunctivitis Headache Skin Infections**
Blocked/Runny Nose Head Lice Sore Throat
Cold Sores Impetigo** Threadworms
Colic Indigestion Vaginal Thrush*
Constipation Mouth Ulcers Warts and Verrucae
Cough Nappy Rash Period Pain
Cystitis(UTI’S)** Oral Thrush
* Can only treat if within 16-60 age range.
** Treatment subject to specific criteria.