PHARMACY FIRST

Pharmacy First
Pharmacy First allows patients to access  advice and / or treatment for
• uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection in women
• Impetigo.
Are you a woman aged between 16 and 65 with any of the following?
Burning or stinging sensation on passing urine? Need to pass urine frequently? Need to pass urine urgently?
Impetigo – do you have any of the following?
Minor skin infection on one area of the body? Red sores that pop easily and leave a yellow crust?

Go to your Pharmacy First!
Your pharmacist will ask you about your symptoms in order to give you the right advice. You should be aware there are some exclusions which can prevent your pharmacist from treating you and you may need to be referred to your GP.
You must be registered with a GP practice and should normally expect to attend the pharmacy to allow the pharmacist to assess your symptoms before deciding on whether to offer advice, treatment on the NHS or to refer you to another clinician.

COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS operate a MINOR AILMENTS service for children, over 60s and patients in receipt of certain benefits. This covers advice and free treatment (if needed) for a variety of minor illnesses and complaints such as acne, athlete’s foot, backache, cold sores, constipation, cough, diarrhoea, earache, eczema and allergies, haemorrhoids (piles), hayfever, headache, head lice, indigestion, mouth ulcers, nasal congestion, pain, period pain, thrush, sore throat, threadworms, warts and verrucae.

FOR EYE PROBLEMS YOUR FIRST PORT OF CALL SHOULD BE THE OPTOMETRIST 

An OPTOMETRIST is the best person to assess urgent eye problems, check for eye disorders and treat eye conditions. They have the professional training and necessary equipment to assess most eye problems.

  • Boots Optician, Kirkintilloch – 0345 125 3758
  • Specsavers, Kirkintilloch – 0141 776 9920
  • Optical Express, Kirkintilloch – 0800 023 2020
  • Andrew King, Lenzie – 0141 776 6226

They can offer an appointment and assessment service for any concerns you may have with the health of your eyes or eye injuries including: red eye, sore eye, deterioration of eyesight or any other disturbance of eyesight.