Services Database Pharmacy First Self-Care Service (West Wakefield Area)

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The agreement is for the pharmacy to provide self-care advice and support, including printed information where appropriate, to people on the management of minor ailments, including where necessary, the supply of medicines for the treatment of the minor ailment.

Patients exempt from prescription charges will be supplied treatments free of charge.

For patients not exempt from prescription charges, the pharmacy may provide advice and sell OTC medicines to the person to help manage the minor ailment, as described in Essential Service 6 Self Care. Alternatively, if the product costs over the standard prescription charge, the pharmacy can provide the treatment under this service and the patient will pay one script charge per item supplied.

Only patients registered with a West Wakefield GP are eligible to receive advice and treatment under this service. Those not registered with a GP or registered with a GP from outside the West Wakefield area should be offered advice and purchase of OTC treatment, or referred to their own GP.

Location of service

West Yorkshire LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning


Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

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The Pharmacy First Service can only be provided by a pharmacist who has demonstrated they are competent to provide a minor ailment service by completing the CPPE Declaration of Competence self-assessment and declaration form.

The pharmacy contractor has a duty to ensure that pharmacists and staff involved in the provision of the service are competent to deliver the service, have relevant knowledge and are appropriately trained in the operation of the service.


This service is available in the West Wakefield area only.