NHS Scotland Pharmacy First

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is a consultation service designed to encourage the public to visit their community pharmacy as the first port of call for all minor illnesses and common clinical conditions. The Minor Ailments Service has been discontinued and replaced by this new service, which will be delivered by every pharmacy in Scotland .

A patient will consult with a member of the pharmacy team, who will assess their symptoms
resulting in one or more of the following outcomes: advice on their symptoms; treatment if recommended or referral to another healthcare professional if appropriate.

Who is eligible?
• Everyone 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 seeker or
dependant of an asylum seeker).
Visitors to Scotland are excluded.