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Pharmacy First service for urine infections and impetigo

Pharmacy First

A new pharmacy service is now available to Ayrshire and Arran patients which provides access to self-care advice for the treatment of impetigo for children and adults aged from 2 years and simple urinary tract infections (UTI) in non pregnant women aged 16-64 years old. After assessment and where appropriate, a community pharmacist can supply antibiotics, free of charge, to treat the infection. Offering professional advice and treatment in pharmacies not only takes pressure off GP services, including out-of-hours, but also makes it easier for people to get help without having to make an appointment. Community pharmacies are open six days a week, and some operate in the evenings and on Sundays.