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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patient Group Direction for the Supply of Flucloxacillin Capsules 500mg by Community Pharmacists for the Management of Skin Infections
GP Notification Form for UTI Antibiotics (Trimethoprim Tablets) via PGD 2020
GP Notification Form via the Fusidic Acid PGD 2020
Assessment Form for UTI Antibiotics PGD (Trimethoprim Tablets) for the management of Urinary Tract Infections for non-pregnant women aged 16 to 65 years.
Assessment Form for the Fusidic Acid PGD (management of Impetigo in adults and children over 2 years)
The purpose of the PGD is to allow management of impetigo in adults and children over 2 years of age by registered pharmacists in Community Pharmacies. This PGD authorises pharmacists delivering the NHS Pharmacy First Service Level Agreement to supply Fusidic acid 2% cream to adults and children over 2 years of age presenting with symptoms of impetigo who meet the criteria for inclusion under the terms of the document