The aim of the Pharmacy First Service is to allow patients access to treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections and impetigo from a community pharmacy.
Community pharmacists will carry out a consultation in the pharmacy with the patient and provide advice and treatment if required under locally agreed patient group directions (PGD’s)
The service also aims to increase access for patients with COPD to medication related advice and patient centred medicine review through community pharmacies and to provide rescue antibiotics and steroids to patients with hand held COPD record cards.
The Pharmacy First Service is available from local community pharmacies both within GP opening hours and out of hours.
GP Notification/Consultation forms
- GP Notification-Consultation Forms – Trimethoprim
- GP Notification-Consultation Forms – Fusidic Acid Cream
- GP Notification-Consultation Forms – supply of COPD
- COPD hand held cards – Any requests for COPD hand held cards should be directed to:
Health Improvement Resource Service (HIRS)
NHS Forth Valley
Unit 2, Colquhoun Street
FK7 7PXTelephone: 01786 433868
Fax: 01786 45115
- Antimicrobial Stewardship Presentation
- Community Pharmacy Referral Form
Claim forms should be submitted to Carol Droubay on a monthly basis to claim the consultation fee.
Pharmacy First Extension Service
Due to the success of the Pharmacy First service, Forth Valley have extended the service to include additional common clinical conditions. Patients in Forth Valley can now access treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis, recurrent vaginal candidas, skin infections and minor skin conditions.
GP Notification/Consultation Forms
Forth Valley Patient Information Leaflets
NES have developed a UTI module and it is expected anyone offering the Pharmacy extension service will have completed this module and the MCQ related to it. The module is not solely UTI and we would not expect pharmacists who have covered this in the previous UTI module to repeat this, but to refresh depending on MCQ results. The new NES module contains five sections: Urinary Tract Infection, Skin Conditions (including Impetigo), Anti-microbial Resistance, Information Gathering and Referral. You can access the e-Learning modules here:
The Pharmacy First Extension Service Claim Form should be submitted to Carol Droubay on a monthly basis to claim the consultation fee.