Services Database Pharmacy First Service (Erewash CCG Area)

Service ID



The aim of the scheme is to ensure that service users can access self-care advice for the treatment of common ailments and, where appropriate, be supplied with over the counter medicines, under the scheme, to treat their ailment.

The benefits of the scheme are to:

  • improve service users’ access to advice and appropriate treatment for common ailments;
  • reduce GP workload for common ailments allowing greater focus on more complex and urgent medical conditions;
  • promote the role of the community pharmacist and self-care; and
  • improve working relationships between GPs and pharmacists.

Please note, although the service specification relates to Southern Derbyshire CCG, the exact same service is commissioned in Erewash CCG using the same service specification.

Location of service

Derbyshire 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 Erewash CCG area only.