The Pharmacy First services in Devon have seen well over 25,000 patients (since 2015), and have reduced a significant patient demand from Devon GP practices.
This is a walk in service and a brief summary follows:
- Chloramphenicol eye drops - eye infection 1-2 years (2 yrs plus available to buy otc).
- Timodine cream - Nappy rash under 3 yrs.
- Nitrofurantoin MR 100mg capsules - UTI 16-65 yrs (female only)(other exlusion criteria apply - Click here for full list).
- Fusidic acid cream - impetigo.
Full details can be found on the LPC website - Click Here.
Other pharmacy services we provide at Morton's:
We see many patients during the day requesting help with a health problem and treat/signpost/refer as a matter of routine. No appointment, seen immediately.
EHC is free for 13-24 years. Available to buy OTC for over 24 years. - walk in service.
Emergency supply is available at all opening times (Private supply during the week (charge applies) - NHS funded supply at weekends) - walk in service.
Malaria Travel PGD for Malarone, doxycycline, Lariam (no need for gp prescription). - walk in service.
Private and NHS flu vaccination -walk in service.
NMS (new medicine service) - for patients on ANY new med for HYPERTENSION, ASTHMA, COPD, ANTIPLATELET, ANTICOAGULANT, TYPE 2 DIABETES.
We would counsel the patient as normal about their new med and then phone them after about 10 days to follow up. Checking their concordance, side effects and any other issues whether real or perceived. Discussing any problems, referring back to GP if unable to continue med (referral back is rare). Another follow up phone call at 2 to 3 weeks before signing off.
MUR (medicine use review) - Surgery staff could refer any patient to their pharmacy if they need to discuss any issues about their medication. We would sit down with the patient and run through all their meds with regard to concordance, side effects, how to take, when to take, how to get the best from, why they are taking, supporting information, over the counter meds. usually takes about 20-30 mins. (The target groups are asthma, copd, diabetes, anticoagulant, antiplatelet, diuretics, nsaids, hospital discharge)
The benefit to GP surgeries is that if you are time limited you can signpost patients to pharmacy and know they will get a thorough review.