Puri Pharmacy

Pharmacy First

What does the service involve?

Pharmacy First allows you to gain access to our pharmacists in Southall and Hillingdon for a range of conditions. No appointments necessary, Pharmacy First aims to give you better access. We work closely with our Doctors, and if you cannot get an appointment with them, simply walk into Puri Pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist.

This new service involves our pharmacists providing advice and NHS-funded treatment, for seven common conditions:

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Infected insect bite
  • Impetigo
  • Shingles
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women.

How does Pharmacy First work?

Pharmacy First service is aimed to provide convenient and timely access to healthcare services through community pharmacies. In this service you can visit Puri Pharmacy without the need for a visit to your GP.

Our pharmacist will conduct a consultation with you and make recommendations, similar to how your GP does. We will be able to prescribe certain prescription-only medicines under a Patient Group Directive (PGD), such as antibiotics. 

Expert care in Southall and Hillingdon

Pharmacy First gives you the opportunity to avoid waiting for a GP appointment for the following conditions:

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Infected insect bite
  • Impetigo
  • Shingles
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The consultation with our pharmacist is completely free. If we prescribe you a prescription-only-medicine, the price you pay is the same as if it was a normal prescription. If you do not routinely pay, then it is free. 

We are able to prescribe certain prescription-only medicines under a Patient Group Directive (PGD), such as antibiotics if appropriate

We understand how busy you are and that is why we can do your consultation over the phone or via video if appropriate. Please note, for any appointments relating to symptoms of ear pain, we must assess you in the pharmacy

You can simply walk into the pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist. If you prefer to book an appointment, you can schedule a free consultation. 

Book an Appointment

 

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