Services Database Pharmacy First Service (Leeds West CCG Area)

Service ID

151428

Description

This service is commissioned by Leeds West CCG to provide the local population with rapid access to a pharmacist who can give advice on, and where necessary supply medication from an agreed formulary, a range of minor ailments, releasing capacity in general practice and providing an appropriate alternative to the use of general practice or other health care environment (i.e. A&E, Out of Hours Urgent Care).

The service is aimed at patients who use GP or Out of Hours services when they have a minor ailment rather than self-care or purchasing medicines over-the-counter (OTC).

Aims of the service:

  • release capacity in general practice;
  • to provide the local population with rapid access to a pharmacist who can give advice on, and treat where necessary, a range of minor ailments;
  • be an appropriate alternative to the use of general practice or other health care environment (i.e. A&E, Out of Hours Urgent Care); and
  • allow for improved promotion of self-care. 

Location of service

West Yorkshire LPC

Commissioner

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Not known. 

Comments

This service is available in the Leeds West CCG area only.