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 West Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, and Wolverhampton . 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-

  • The scheme is available to patients exempt from prescription charges who are registered with a participating General Practice in Dudley, Sandwell & West Birmingham and Wolverhampton CCG areas

  • Visits are limited to six 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. Conditions that can be treated for either under 16 (U16), over 16 (O16), or both include:

Acute cough Acute fever (U16)

Acute Pain/Earache/

Headache/Temperature (O16)

Athlete’s foot
Bacterial conjunctivitis Bites, stings and allergies Cold sores Colds and ‘flu
Constipation Cystitis (O16) Diarrhoea Dry skin/simple eczema (U16)
Dermatitis/allergic rashes (U16) Earache Earwax Hay fever
Haemorrhoids (O16) Heartburn/indigestion (O16) Infant decongestion Mouth ulcers & teething
Nappy rash Scabies Sore throats (O16) Sprains & strains ( O16)
Sunburn (U16) Threadworms Thrush (oral & vaginal) Verrucas and warts

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

Asda Merry Hill Centre, Brierley Hill, DY5 1QL
Asda Pearson Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3BJ
Asda Cornbow Shopping Centre, Queensway Mall, Halesowen, B63 4AB
Brettell Lane 108B Brettell Lane, Amblecote, Stourbridge, DY8 4BS
Daynight Pharmacy 20 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3EE
Evergreen 161 Coombs Road, Halesowen, Dudley, B62 8AF
 Hawne Chemists 177 Stourbridge Road, Halesowen, Dudley, B63 3UD
Holly Hall 178 Stourbridge Road, Holly Hall, Dudley, DY1 2ER
Ian McArdles 92 High Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 3AP
Jhoots  100a Milking Bank, Dudley, DY1 2TY
Jhoots BHHSCC, Off Little Cottage Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 1RG
Jhoots 468 High Street, Kingswinford, Dudley, DY6 8AW
Jhoots 145 Halesowen Road, Netherton, Dudley, DY2 9PY
Lloyds Pharmacy St Margarets Well Surgery, Dudley, B63 4WD
Lloyds Pharmacy 173a High Street, Lye, DY9 8LN
Lloyds Pharmacy Moss Grove Surgery, 15 Moss Grove, Kingswinford, DY6 9HS
Lloyds Pharmacy Sainsbury, Sandringham Way,Withymoor, Brierley Hill, DY5 3JR
Lloyds Pharmacy 175 The Ridgeway, Sedgley, Dudley, DY3 3UH
Lloyds Pharmacy 11 Peckingham Street, Halesowen, Dudley, B63 3AW
Lloyds Pharmacy 24-28 Dudley Street, Sedgley, Dudley, DY3 1SB
Lloyds Pharmacy 209 High Street, Lye, Stourbridge, DY9 8JX
Lloyds Pharmacy Wychbury Medical Centre, 121 Oakfield Road, Wollescote, DY9 9DS
Lloyds Pharmacy Talbot Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, DY5 3DL
Manor 12 Manor Lane, Halesowen, B62 8PY
Midcounties Co-Op 100 Maple Green, Dudley, DY1 3QZ
Midcounties Co-Op 18 Abbey Road, Gornal Wood, Dudley, DY3 2PG
Midcounties Co-Op The Health Centre, 41 Bourne Street, Woodsetton, Dudley, DY3 1AF
Milan 137 Halesowen Road, Netherton, Dudley, DY2 9PY
Millard & Bullock Unit 2, Josiah House, Castle Street, Coseley, WV14 9DD
Morrisons Charterfield Shopping Ctr, Stallings Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 7SH
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
Murrays Glebefields Health Centre, St Marks Road, Tipton, DY4 0SN
Pharmaco Dudley 5 Bean Road, Dudley, DY2 8TH
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