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What is Pharmacy First?

Pharmacy First is primarily a service to support and improve self-care. It has been commissioned by Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG to provide the local population with rapid access to a pharmacist who can give self-care advice on a range of minor ailments. This will release capacity in general practice and provide an appropriate alternative to the use of general practice or other health care environment (i.e. A&E, Out of Hours Urgent Care).

Pharmacists can help you if you have the following conditions: 

     -   Athlete's Foot

     -   Blocked Nose

     -   Cough or cold

     -   Ear Ache

     -   Fever

     -   Hay fever

     -   Sore Throat

     -   Sprains or strains

     -   Teething Pain

     -   Threadworms

     -   Thrush


Are you eligible for this Service? 

You must be:  

     - Registered with a GP Surgery in Airedale Wharfedale and Craven CCG

     - Present to the pharmacy (for children under 16, the parent or guardian must also attend)

     - Be Exempt from prescription charges

     - Currently suffering from a minor ailment which is included in the service

     - Agree to sharing details of the consultation with your registered GP

If you are NOT eligible, or who are unable/unwilling to give consent to share your details you can still be offered over the counter advice/sale or advised to contact your GP surgery.

Most Pharmacies within Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are participating in this scheme - for a list of those participating, please click here:  Pharmacy First Pharmacies


The surgery is open from: 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Extended Hours: we now offer evening appointments on Monday evenings for those working away or who find it difficult to attend during the day. These are pre-bookable appointments.