Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Community Pharmacy Pharmacy First

The Pharmacy First Service allows patients access to treatment for Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), Impetigo and Minor Skin Infections (including infected insect bites) 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 local agreed patient group directions (PGD’s). The service will be available both within GP opening hours and out of hours.

Pharmacist's Training

The NES Pharmacy First training is a prerequisite to be able to operate under the PGDs. To access the training follow this link https://learn.nes.nhs.scot and then login to your TURAS account. In addition, currently pharmacists must undertake local face to face training to be able to provide Flucloxacillin for skin infections. To organise this training email the Service Development Pharmacist  - catherine.smith4@nhs.net.

Fusidic Acid Cream 2% PGD for Community Pharmacists Treating Impetigo 2017

This document authorises the supply of Fusidic Acid Cream 2% by registered pharmacists to patients aged over 2 years old who meet the criteria for inclusion under the terms of the document. The registered pharmacists seeking to supply Fusidic Acid Cream 2% must ensure that all patients have been screened and meet the criteria before supply takes place.

10 Dec 18

Trimethoprim PGD June 2018

Patient Group Direction for the supply of Trimethoprim 200mg tablets for the treatment of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections by Pharmacists working within NHS Dumfries and Galloway Community Pharmacies.

28 Jun 18