Pharmacy First

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Pharmacy First services from the Forest Hill Pharmacy

The Pharmacy First scheme provides advice, treatment and medicines for common ailments from the Forest Hill Pharmacy – without the need for a visit to a general practitioner (GP) or another healthcare professional.

Patients can access the NHS Pharmacy First service for the following conditions, currently:

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Acute otitis media
  • Infected insect bite
  • Impetigo
  • Shingles
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women.

Under each of these conditions, the pharmacy will be able to prescribe certain prescription-only medicines.

Pharmacy First Service


Advice from your Community Pharmacist is always free. You will be seen promptly by a member of our pharmacy team and you can ask to be seen in private. Pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals and are experts in the use of medicines.

Community Pharmacists are also the doorway to NHS services and can advise if your condition needs to be seen by another health professional such as a GP.

Pharmacy First services are available on a 'walk-in' basis or you can book an appointment below...

Make an appointment to see the pharmacist


If you have a minor ailment think Pharmacy First and speak to one of our staff today.

Pharmacy First services in Forest Hill

Forest Hill pharmacy and dispensing chemist, 197 Stanstead Rd, London SE23 1HU, is a 14 minute walk from both Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park stations.

We offer all Travel Vaccinations, Medicines and advice from qualified clinicians together with Covid Testing, Prescriptions and full range of Pharmacy services with home delivery.