Lawthorn Pharmacy is fully engaged in NHS Ayrshire’s Pharmacy First Service.
This service is designed to encourage patients to visit the pharmacy as their first port of call when they need advice and treatment for uncomplicated ailments and conditions, such as urinary tract infections and impetigo. The pharmacist can then issue a prescription if appropriate for treatment of the condition meaning you can get fast and efficient treatment without the need to wait for a GP appointment.
The Pharmacy First Service is available both within GP opening hours and out of hours, when your GP surgery is shut (evenings, weekends and on public holidays). There’s no waiting for a GP appointment. You don’t even need to make an appointment to speak to our pharmacists, although best to come outwith times such as lunchtimes, when it can be very busy.
Need healthcare advice and treatment without an appointment? Minor ailments or illnesses, which can be treated include:
Shingles treatment with the antiviral drug acyclovir for patients over the age of 18 who presents with a rash to the torso that is suspected shingles.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infection for women aged between 16 and 65 years:
Common infections particularly in women which can affect the bladder.
Impetigo for those aged 2 years and above:
A common skin infection that is most usually seen in young children and can cause sores and blisters.
Skin infections for those aged 18 years and above including:
- Cellulitis (red swollen, hot and tender skins)Infected insect bites
- Infected insect bites
- Nail infections