NHS Pharmacy First Scotland
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is a new service which offers consultations and advice to patients with minor illnesses and is available in all community pharmacies across Scotland. It replaces the Minor Ailments Service and is the biggest change to the community pharmacy contractual framework in recent years.
The Scottish Government focus is on increasing access to community pharmacy as the first port of call for managing self-limiting illnesses and supporting self-management of stable long term conditions in and out of hours and to improve pharmaceutical care and contribute to the multi-disciplinary team.
- NHS Pharmacy First Scotland Privacy Notice
- Assessment Form – UTI
- Assessment Form – Impetigo
- GP Notification Form – UTI
- GP Notification Form – Impetigo
- Approved List of Products V5
- Consultation Pads Template
- SBAR Template
Patient Group Directions (PGD)
National PGDs have been developed to support NHS Pharmacy First Scotland and have been signed off for local use. Two of these PGDs are already in place in Forth Valley: Fusidic Acid for Impetigo and Trimethoprim for uncomplicated UTIs.
An additional PGD for Nitrofurantoin has been developed for uncomplicated UTIs and this antibiotic will be second line use in Forth Valley for uncomplicated UTIs: