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 – Impetigo
- NHS Pharmacy First Scotland – 2023 Review of Approved List
- Approved List of Products V17
- Consultation Pads Template
- SBAR Template
- Sample SBAR 1
- Sample SBAR 2
Patient Group Directions (PGD)
National PGDs have been developed to support NHS Pharmacy First Scotland and have been signed off for local use. Four of these PGDs are now in place in Forth Valley.
Patient assessment forms and GP notification forms are available below.
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: