NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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Pharmacy First

‘Think Pharmacy First’ when treating common illnesses and minor ailments!

Many pharmacies are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays – no appointment needed! Why wait for an appointment when you can see a pharmacist without one?

  • Your local community pharmacist is a trained healthcare professional who can provide free advice on the best treatment for a wide range of common illnesses and minor ailments.
  • Most pharmacists also have a quiet area where you can speak in private and many are open during the evenings and weekends.
  • Your pharmacist can also refer you to other NHS services if needed.

If you do go to see your pharmacist, remember to take details of any medication you may have been taking with you.

To find your nearest pharmacy visit www.nhs.uk or call NHS 111.

Your pharmacist can help with a range of illnesses/ailments including:

  • Athletes Foot     
  • Chicken Pox
  • Cold and flu
  • Cold Sores
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Eczema (Dermatitis)
  • Haemorrhoids (Piles)
  • Hay Fever    
  • Head Lice
  • Headache/Earache/Temperature/  Dental Pain
  • Indigestion/Heartburn/  Tummy Upset
  • Insect Bites & Stings
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Muscular Pain
  • Nappy Rash       
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Period Pains
  • Pruritis (Itching)
  • Sore Throat
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Thrush (inc Oral Thrush)
  • Toothache

Sheffield pharmacies offer a number of NHS services such as help with stopping smoking, flu vaccination, and emergency contraception. Your pharmacist can also advise you about other NHS services and refer you if necessary.

If you run out of prescription medicines, you may be able to get an emergency supply without a prescription from a pharmacist. Just call NHS 111.

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

Headquarters
722 Prince of Wales Road
Sheffield
S9 4EU