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Are you a female patient aged 16 - 65 years and suffering with pain when passing urine or feeling like you need to go more often? You may have a urinary tract infection and could be eligible to receive antibiotics straight from your local chemist under the new Pharmacy First Initiative. Please click here for more information.

Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First is a new service in which your local pharmacy can provide assessment, advice, treatment and referrals for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women aged 16-65 yrs and impetigo for patient over 2 years old.

You may not be eligible if you fulfil the following criteria, in which case you should see your GP as normal:

Urinary tract infection service exclusion criteria:

  • Male
  • Women under 16 yrs or over 65 years
  • Patients on prophylactic antibiotics for urinary tract infections
  • Patients who are severely unwell e.g. back pain, fever
  • Patients with more than three urinary tract infections in the last 12 months
  • Patients who are confused
  • Patients who are dehydrated
  • Patients with a catheter
  • Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Patients with vaginal discharge
  • Patients with blood in the urine
  • Diabetic patients

Impetigo service Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children under 2 years old
  • Patients with more than one site of infection
  • Patients who have been infected more than once in 3 months
  • Patients with other skin conditions at the site of the infection

Speak to your local pharmacist for more information.

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