Pharmacy First Minor Ailments Scheme


Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First is a scheme to treat common ailments, that operates in participating pharmacies in the area covered by Birmingham and the Black Country. It enables patients to access a free medicines service without having to visit their doctor, Accident and Emergency or the Walk-In centre. There are rules of access, as well as requirements for pharmacies and their pharmacists. The rules are-

  • Patients under 16 at participating surgeries that fall within the Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Birmingham, Solihull, Warwickshire, Coventry, Worcestershire and Herefordshire are eligible. Patients over 16 who are registered with a Dudley CCG-based surgery are also able to access the scheme at Dudley CCG-based pharmacies.

  • Visits are limited to three times in a twelve-month period

  • The scheme is only for the treatment of a current common ailment and not to restock medicines

  • The patient will need to attend the pharmacy personally

Attending patients will need to bring their NHS number with them for the scheme to operate, and conditions that can be treated include:

Acute cough Acute fever Athlete’s foot Bacterial conjunctivitis
Bites, stings and allergies Colds and ‘flu Constipation Diarrhoea
Dry skin/simple eczema Earache Earwax Hay fever
Infant congestion Mouth ulcers & teething Nappy rash Scabies
Sunburn Threadworms Thrush (oral) Verrucas and warts

Pharmacy addresses are links to NHS Choices webpages for pharmacy times and location (list may not be exhaustive)

Arcade Pharmacy 4 The Arcade, Upper Gornal, Dudley, DY3 2DA
Asda Merry Hill Centre, Brierley Hill, DY5 1QL
Boots 16 Market Street, Kingswinford, DY6 9JR
Boots The Merry Hill Centre, Brierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 1QT
Boots 5 Ryemarket, Stourbridge, DY8 1HJ
Co-Op 100 Maple Green, Dudley, DY1 3QZ
Co-Op 18 Abbey Road, Gornal Wood, Dudley, DY3 2PG
Day Night Pharmacy 45, High Street, Lye, Stourbridge, DY9 8LQ
Daynight Pharmacy 20 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3EE
Dudley Wood 2 Bush Road, Dudley, DY2 0BH
Galleria 96 High Street, Pensnett, Brierley Hill, DY5 4ED
 Hawne Chemists 177 Stourbridge Road, Halesowen, Dudley, B63 3UD
Jhoots Pharmacy 100a Milking Bank, Dudley, DY1 2TY
Lad Chemist 30 Madeley Road, High Acres, Kingswinford, DY6 8PF
Lloyds Pharmacy 204 Talbot Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DS
Lye Pharmacy 37 High Street, Lye, Stourbridge, DY9 8LF
McArdles 92 High Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 3AP
Millard & Bullock Unit 2, Josiah House, Castle Street, Coseley, WV14 9DD
Modi  118 Colley Gate, Halesowen, Dudley, B63 2BU
Murrays Cross Street Health Centre, Dudley, DY1 1RN
Murrays Lion Health Centre, 2 Lowndes Road, Stourbridge, DY8 3SS
Murrays St. James’ Medical Centre, Malthouse Drive, Dudley, DY1 2BY
Murrays 33 Thornhill Road, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 1AU
Murrays 57 Queensway, The Cornbow Shopping Centre, Halesowen, B63 4AG
Murrays 6 Halesowen Road, Halesowen, B62 9AA
Murrays 9-11 Market Street, Kingswinford, DY6 9JS
Priory 97 Priory Road, Dudey, DY1 4EH
Swinford 90 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, Dudley, West Midlands, DY8 1QU
Tesco Town Gate Retail Park, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, DY1 4RP
Well 18 Windmill Hill, Halesowen, Dudley, B63 2DB