Allerton Medical Centre

Westfield Medical Centre

Pharmacy First/Minor Ailments Scheme

All pharmacies across Leeds offer a service called Pharmacy First OR Minor Ailment Scheme to patients who are registered with a GP Practice in Leeds. Many pharmacies across Leeds are open until late and at weekends, which is useful if you start to feel unwell with one of the minor ailments included in Pharmacy First and you don’t need an appointment to access the service.

The Pharmacy First Service gives you the option of visiting your local pharmacist for minor ailments. It reduces the need for you to make an appointment with your local GP, use an out of hours NHS service or visit A&E. Advice is always free and where necessary they are able to supply medicines.

If you are exempt from prescription charges then you won’t need to pay for the medicine they supply. If you have one of the common conditions listed below, you can visit your local pharmacy and get treatment quickly if it’s needed.

Minor ailments are included in Pharmacy First:

  • Cough
  • Cold
  • Earache
  • Sore throat
  • Thread worms
  • Teething
  • Athletes foot
  • Dehydration
  • Thrush
  • Hay fever
  • Fever
  • Blocked Nose
  • Sprain or Strain
  • Head Lice
  • Indigestion

Click here to find out what services are available at your local pharmacy.

Date published: 29th October, 2021
Date last updated: 22nd May, 2024