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Think Pharmacy First

Think Pharmacy First Community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care. Highly trained pharmacists at more than nine in ten pharmacies can now assess and treat patients’ for earache, impetigo, infected insect bites, shingles, … Continued

First Contact Physiotherapists

When to see your FCP• First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are highly trained physiotherapists, usually based in GP surgeries.• FCPs have extensive experience in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions – such as back or neck pain – and see these patients without the need for a GP appointment.• If you have bone, joint or … Continued

Clinical Pharmacists in GP Practices

Clinical Pharmacists in GP Practices We are all familiar with our local community pharmacist – the medication expert who checks and approves our prescriptions when we collect them from a shop. But what is a Clinical Pharmacist, and when might you come across one in your GP practice?   Clinical Pharmacists Like their community counterparts, … Continued

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) integrates Community Pharmacists into primary care. This means for patients that same-day appointments with Community Pharmacists are available for a range of minor ailments or urgent supplies of regular medication. The service gives patients quicker access to Pharmacists and their expert knowledge and alleviates … Continued