Pharmacy First is a scheme available for children and people who do not have to pay for their prescriptions and are suffering from a common ailment.
Your local pharmacist will be able to offer you expert advice and medicines for a wide range of common ailments without the need to visit your GP. No appointment is necessary but you will need to give your pharmacist your NHS number, or your child's NHS number to receive advice, and where appropriate, medicines free of charge.
If you do not know your NHS number you can contact your GP practice and ask them to look it up. To protect your privacy, they may ask you to show them a passport, driving license or some other proof of who you are
Some of the common ailments included are:
Bites, stings, allergies and hayfever
Constipation and diarrhoea
Acute bacterial conjunctivitis
Warts and verruca's.
Below is a list of local pharmacies who are participating in the scheme.
Lichfield & Burntwood
Boots (Local) Pharmacy, Langton Grange Medical Centre, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, WS13 7FA
Boots The Chemist, 4/8 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, WS13 6JJ
Boots Waitrose, c/o Waitrose Stonnyland Drive, Off Sainte Foy Ave, Lichfield, WS13 6RX
Chasetown Pharmacy (Northwoods), 23 High Street, Chasetown, WS7 3XE
Co-Op Pharmacy (Mid-Counties), 3 Boley Park Shopping Centre, Ryknild Street, Lichfield, WS14 9XU
Co-Op Pharmacy (Mid-Counties), Greenhill Health Centre, Church Street, Lichfield, WS13 6JL
Day Night Pharmacy, Precinct, Chase Road, Burntwood, WS7 0DW
Fradley Pharmacy, Unit 6 The Stirling Centre, Tye Lane, Fradley, WS13 8ST
Jhoots Pharmacy, St Chads Health Centre, Dimbles Lane, Lichfield, WS13 7HT
Jhoots Pharmacy, 7 Lichfield Road, Burntwood, WS7 0HH
Lloyds Pharmacy, Unit 3, Burntwood Shopping Centre, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, WS7 1JR
N & J's Chemist, Morley Road Shopping Centre, Morley Rd, Burntwood, WS7 9AZ
Whittington Pharmacy, 13b Main Street, Whittington, WS14 9JU