Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First

Get treated for six common health conditions including sinusitis, sore throat, infected insect bites, impetigo, shingles and uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women, without having to see your GP. Pharmacy First is an NHS service that is free at the point of use for patients who are registered with the NHS in England.

This feature is intended for UK audiences only

Pharmacy first

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How it works

Step 1

Access the Pharmacy First feature

You can access the service through the Pharmacy First Feature

NowPatient's Pharmacy First feature on the features page
Step 2

Select your condition

If you access the service via the Pharmacy First Feature, then you simply select the condition which you are referring for

NowPatient's pharmacy first condition selection
Step 3

Book a date and time for your virtual consultation

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Step 4

Select the Pharmacist you would like to book

NowPatient's Virtual Health Services consultation booked
Step 5

Attend your consultation

After completing the consultation, you will be advised of the outcome. Your pharmacist may decide if you qualify for treatment

NowPatient's Private Treatment Plans consultation
Step 6

If you qualify for treatment, it will be added to your cart

Simply check out and you will be prompted to declare an NHS exemption or pay an NHS prescription levy of £9.90

NowPatient's NHS Online Pharmacy payment options
Step 7

Your treatment will be delivered to you

The treatment will be supplied by our pharmacy and you will receive status updates right up until you receive your treatment

NowPatient's NHS Online Pharmacy live updates
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