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How do I know if I can use the Pharmacy First scheme?

The Pharmacy First scheme is available to anyone registered with a GP practice in West Wakefield. This includes the following practices:

Chapelthorpe Medical Centre

Church Street Surgery

Prospect Surgery

Orchard Croft Medical Centre

Lupset Surgery

Middlestown Medical Centre


What about children?

Children can be treated for certain conditions depending on their age and what medicines are available. Some medicines can only be given to younger children on prescription.  The pharmacist will need to see your child to make sure the right advice or treatment is given.


How do I know which pharmacy to go to?

The pharmacies below are involved in the scheme.  They will display a Pharmacy First sticker in their window:

A S Carlton Ltd, 10 Station Road , Ossett, WF5 8AD

Giles & Ward Pharmacy, 21 Church Street, Ossett, WF5 9DG

Medicx Pharmacy, Ossett Health Village, Kingsway, Ossett, WF5 8DF

The Co-operative Pharmacy, Dale Street, Ossett, WF5 9HQ

Asda In Store Pharmacy, Asdale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ

Horbury Road Pharmacy, 186 Horbury Road, Lupset, Wakefield, WF2 8BQ

Lloyds Pharmacy, Cluntergate, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 5AF

Middlestown Pharmacy, 97 New Road, Middlestown, Wakefield, WF4 4NS

Netherton Pharmacy, 27 Upper Lane, Netherton, Wakefield, WF4 4NG

Rowlands Pharmacy, Sandal Castle Centre, Unit 7 Asdale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7JE

Rowlands Pharmacy, Chapelthorpe Medical Centre, Standbridge Lane, Kettlethorpe, Wakefield, WF2 7NN

The Co-operative Pharmacy, Orchard Croft Medical Centre, Cluntergate, Wakefield, WF4 5BY

Your Local Boots Pharmacy, Lupset Medical Centre, George-A-Green Court, Wakefield, WF2 8FE​


What conditions are included in the scheme?




Sore throat



Athletes foot


Hay fever


Blocked nose

Sprain or strain

Cold Sores

Bites and Stings

Chicken Pox 

Will I always get medicine?

Not always, because medicines are not always the best way to treat a health problem. If this is the case, the pharmacist will give you advice and leaflets on how to treat your symptoms.

Can my pharmacist refer me to my GP?

If the pharmacist thinks you need to see your doctor or nurse urgently, the pharmacist will refer you.  They will tell your doctor or nurse that you have been to the pharmacy and the reason you have been referred to them. If it is not urgent, the pharmacist will advise you to make an appointment yourself with your GP practice.

What should I do if my symptoms don’t go away?

If your symptoms don’t go away, you should seek further advice from your pharmacist or GP.   Remember to bring any medication you may have been taking with you.



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