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Pharmacy First

The Pharmacy First scheme provides professional health care advice, treatments, and medicines for common illnesses from your local pharmacy, without the need for an appointment.


Pharmacy First locum fee deduction warning ‘not intended as a threat’

Job posting warned of deductions for 'incomplete Pharmacy First referrals'.

09 Feb 2024 , 3 Min Article

Clinical services

Pharmacy First launch: Service will deliver ‘faster, simpler’ patient care

Health leaders welcome the launch today of the landmark service in England.

31 Jan 2024 , 3 Min Article


Updated service specs published for contraception and hypertension services

Full details on the NHSE and CPE websites. Support package for contractors to be announced soon.

23 Nov 2023 , 4 Min Article

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Pharmacy team

Multiples call for supervision changes to meet clinical ambitions for pharmacy

Pharmacists' rising dispensing workload hampers clinical ambitions, says CCA

08 Jun 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Minister: Pharmacy closures not a sign of Government failure

How patients use their pharmacies will be 'the real measure' says Lord Markham

19 May 2023 , 1 Min Article