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Minor Ailments Service “Pharmacy First” (Cheshire West Area)

Service ID



A two level minor ailment service.

  • Level 1 (core) - the provision of pharmacy (P) and General Sale List (GSL) medicines is commissioned from all willing community pharmacies providing services under the NHS contractual framework with NHS England.
  • Level 2 - the provision of medicines under a Patient Group Direction (PGD), are commissioned as an add-on to the core level 1 service for pharmacies able to meet the criteria for delivery of the level 2 service

The following prescription-only medicines (POMs) are available through the level 2 service:

  • Chloramphenicol 0.5% eye drops;
  • Chloramphenicol 1% ointment;
  • Fucithalmic eye drops;
  • Nystan 100,000u/ml oral suspension; and
  • Trimethoprim 200mg tablets

Location of service

Cheshire & Wirral LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

Other organisations involved


Start date:
End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the Cheshire West area only.

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