Pharmacy First is a service available to patients in Walsall to access self-care advice for the treatment of minor ailments and where appropriate, can be supplied with over the counter (OTC) and Pharmacy (P) medicines at NHS expense without the requirement to attend a GP appointment.
There are a limited number of conditions covered by the service and the will differ depending on the age of the patient and patients may only access the service up to three times in a year.
From coughs, colds and sore throats to upset stomachs, aches and pains, self-care at home is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries.
A big part of your recovery from these minor ailments is to rest and drink plenty of fluids. You can plan ahead by stocking up on some healthcare essentials – paracetamol or aspirin, indigestion remedies and plasters for example. You can find all these at your local pharmacy. If you are ill and don't have these in your house, ask a friend, family member or carer to get them on your behalf.
You can find more information on self care here.