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When to visit your Pharmacist

Your Pharmacist can help with many common ailments. There is no need to make an appointment. Speak to your pharmacist first for advice on:

  • Allergies
  • Cold sores
  • Constipation
  • Coughs & colds
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Pain
  • Sore throats
  • Teething
  • Upset tummies.

Services available

Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First is available from all community pharmacies in NHSGGC and allows patients to access FREE advice and/or treatment for: Impetigo (for those over two years of age) and uncomplicated urinary tract infection (for adult women aged 16-65).

When to use Pharmacy First

If you are a woman aged 16-65 with any of the following symptoms:

  • Burning or stinging sensation on passing urine
  • Need to pass urine frequently
  • Need to pass urine urgently.

If you are concerned you or your child may have Impetigo and show any of the following symptoms:

  • Minor skin infection on one area of the body
  • Red sores that pop easily and leave a yellow crust
  • Fluid-filled blisters
  • Itchy rash.

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 in Scotland 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.

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Evening, Sundays and public holiday service

To find out when a pharmacy is open call NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88

Lines are open:

  • Monday to Friday, 8.00 am – 10.00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.