Pharmacy First commenced in all community pharmacies in NHS Fife at the end of November 2017 and comprises of the following services via PGD;
Supply of trimethoprim for uncomplicated UTI in women aged 16-65Supply of Fusidic acid cream for mild impetigo in patients aged 2 years of age and over
The aim of the Pharmacy First is to provide a timely and appropriate service for patients in the treatment of their condition and to identify patients who need onward referral to other services.
We have been actively involved with this national NHS service since 2017 and we have helped many women who have presented with symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection.
We offer a WALK IN CLINIC or you can book online at https://cahampharmacy.simplybook.it/v2/#book/category/14/
As you can see we can treat Impetigo also with an antibiotic cream if needed and this is also a WALK IN CLINIC or book online at https://cahampharmacy.simplybook.it/v2/#book/category/14/
Service Overview for NHS Fife
In order to help alleviate some of the workforce pressures in primary care and to optimise the role of the community pharmacist, two specific common clinical conditions have been chosen to enable patients to access assessment and treatment from community pharmacists:
Assessment and treatment of women aged between 16 and 65 with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI)
Assessment and treatment of patients aged 2 years and over with impetigo The objective of the assessment and treatment of UTI or impetigo, by means of patient group directions (PGD), is to provide a timely and appropriate service for patients in the treatment of their condition and to identify patients who need onward referral to other NHS resources.
Unscheduled care services are coming under increasing pressure to deliver timely and appropriate care to patients. Recent public education programmes have focused on directing patients to the most appropriate route of care to manage their condition This service will allow NHS treatment to be provided to patients who meet all of the criteria set out in the PGDs and who wish to receive care following assessment by a community pharmacist.
We are routinely supporting this service goal and we have saved many GP appointments already but we hope to show you this service and hope that you will be able to spread the word about Choosing Pharmacy First for both of these conditions to treat quickly and get you healthier sooner.
Please let us help you as healthcare Professionals offering this FREE NHS SERVICE as a WALK IN CLINIC.
We are open 6 days a week and all our Pharmacists are trained to assess you and treat you if need in both IMPETIGO AND UTI.
We are working as a team in our NHS FIFE for people to have the best options and access to care when you need it most
Berni and the team xx