We are pleased to be hosting a webinar on Pharmacy in Care with Catherine Aglen (Pharmacy & Medicines Division, Scottish Government) on Thursday 25th February at 2PM.
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy. If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice. You do not usually need an appointment and you can go to any pharmacy.
NHS Pharmacy First Scotland was launched on 29th July 2020. It replaces the Minor Ailment Service which had been running since 2006 and has expanded the eligibility criteria to everyone who is registered with a GP in Scotland, or lives in Scotland – including those in care homes. It is a consultation based service designed to support patients with minor ailments and common clinical conditions, therefore reducing the need for appointments with GP practices, Out of Hours or Emergency Departments.
Patients (or their representative) will always be given advice, but also supplied with an appropriate treatment and / or referred to another healthcare professional where relevant.
Catherine is a community pharmacist, currently working for the Scottish Government, leading the development of the service including any training required for all areas of healthcare involved in using the service.
This webinar is for Scottish Care members only, details to join this session will be available shortly on the Members Area of this website.