Welcome to Tideswell Pharmacy

Queen St, Tideswell, Buxton SK17 8JT

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01298 871249

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Monday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30

Tuesday: 09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30

Wednesday: 08:45 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:45

Thursday: 08:45 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:45

Friday: 08:45 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:45

Saturday: 9:00 – 13:00

Sunday: Closed

Your Guide to the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme

A Guide to the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience and accessibility are key factors in healthcare services. Understanding this need, Tideswell Pharmacy is proud to participate in the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme, offering patients a convenient and accessible way to address a range of common health issues. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme entails, how patients can access it, and the various ailments that can be treated through this service.

What is the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme?

The NHS Pharmacy First Scheme, formerly known as the Minor Ailment Service, is an initiative designed to provide patients with easy access to healthcare advice and treatment for minor ailments directly from their local community pharmacy. This scheme aims to alleviate pressure on general practitioners (GPs) and Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments by enabling patients to seek timely advice and treatment for minor health concerns from trained pharmacists.

Accessing the Pharmacy First Scheme

Accessing the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme is simple and straightforward. Patients can visit their local participating pharmacy, such as Tideswell Pharmacy, without the need for an appointment. Upon arrival, they can speak with a pharmacist who will assess their symptoms and provide appropriate advice and treatment, if necessary. It’s important to note that this service is available to everyone, including those who do not normally pay for prescriptions.

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Benefits of the Pharmacy First Scheme

The NHS Pharmacy First Scheme offers several benefits to patients, including:

Convenience: Patients can access healthcare advice and treatment for minor ailments without the need for an appointment, saving time and reducing unnecessary visits to GPs or A&E departments.

Accessibility: With participating pharmacies located in local communities, patients have easy access to healthcare services, even outside of regular GP hours.

Expert Advice: Pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals who can offer expert advice on managing minor health concerns and selecting appropriate over-the-counter treatments.

What We Can Treat

Tideswell Pharmacy is equipped to provide advice and treatment for a variety of minor ailments through the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme. Some of the common ailments we can address include:

Ear Infections: Our pharmacists can recommend appropriate pain relief and treatment options to alleviate discomfort associated with ear infections.

Impetigo: Patients suffering from impetigo can receive guidance on over-the-counter remedies to promote comfort and relief from symptoms.

Infected Insect Bites: Pharmacists can recommend suitable pain relievers and treatments to alleviate symptoms of infected insect bites, helping patients find relief.

Shingles: Patients aged 18 and over experiencing shingles can seek treatment through our Pharmacy First Scheme, receiving appropriate advice and support from our pharmacists.

Sinusitis: Our pharmacists can provide advice on managing sinusitis symptoms, including recommendations for both natural remedies and medication to relieve sinus pain.

Sore Throat: We offer treatment for sore throats to patients aged 5 years and older, providing relief from discomfort associated with this common ailment.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Patients aged 16 to 64 experiencing symptoms of an uncomplicated UTI can receive immediate advice and, if appropriate, treatments to alleviate discomfort.

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At Tideswell Pharmacy, we are committed to providing accessible and convenient healthcare services to our community through the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme. By offering advice and treatment for minor ailments directly from our pharmacy, we aim to empower patients to take control of their health and well-being. Whether you’re suffering from an ear infection, impetigo, or a sore throat, our team of trained pharmacists is here to help. Visit us today to learn more about how the NHS Pharmacy First Scheme can benefit you and your family. Your health is our priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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This blog was written on behalf of Tideswell Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.