Dartmouth Medical Practice

Lines open: 8.30am to 6.00pm Mon-Fri


As part of the NHS Primary care recovery plan they have introduced Pharmacy First – previously CPCS, The difference being is the pharmacist will now be able to not only offer advice but issue a prescription if appropriate to you.

Patient are able to refer themselves to the pharmacist for any of the following 7 minor illnesses:

1 Sinusitis -for adults and children ages 12 years and over

2.Sore throat for adults and children aged 5 years and over;

3.Acute otitis media for children aged 1 to 17 years;

4.Infected insect bite for adults and children aged 1 year and over;

5.Impetigo for adults and children aged 1 year and over;

6.Shingles for adults aged 18 years and over; and

7.Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women aged 16 to 64 years.

If you have one of the 7 listed issues above please contact one of the pharmacies either in town or at Wellbeing Pharmacy at the Health & Wellbeing Centre. The pharmacist will then follow the clinical pathway with you, you will be provided with advice and will be supplied, where clinically appropriate, a prescription-only treatment, or an over-the-counter medicine, all at NHS expense.