All Pharmacies have qualified pharmacists.
You can get professional, confidential health advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses, aches and pains, quickly without having to wait for a GP appointment.
Just give them a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.
Find out more at www.mkpharmacyfirst.co.uk
When can I use MK Pharmacy First?
MK Pharmacy First provides advice and treatment for you and your children for the following conditions:
Ear wax build-up
Emergency contraception - ‘morning after pill’. Available to everyone but free to under 25s.
If you don’t pay for your prescription, the pharmacy can supply your medicines free of charge.
How do I use MK Pharmacy First?
- Ask for MK Pharmacy First at any Milton Keynes pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist in confidence about your symptoms.
- If you need advice about a child, please bring the child with you.
- The pharmacist will recommend appropriate treatment and medication. They may also direct you to other services.
- Tell the pharmacist if you are entitled to free prescriptions so that they can provide any recommended medication free of charge.
Why ask a Pharmacist?
Whatever your healthcare concerns, pharmacists are a great source of professional, confidential health advice and treatment. Pharmacists can assess and treat a wide-range of illnesses meaning you don’t need to wait for a GP appointment. They also provide advice on medication issues. Just give them a call or drop in – there’s no need to book ahead
Pharmacies in our area providing this service:
- 68 Bradwell Common Boulevard, Bradwell Common. MK13 8RN
Telephone: 01908 607179
- 18 Crown Walk, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3AH
Telephone: 01908 604109
- 3 Swinden Court, Heelands MK13 7PN
Telephone: 01908 320392
- 799 Witan Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2FW
Telephone: 01908 694987
- Unit 4, Midsummer Arcade, Central Milt9on Keynes MK9 3BB
Telephone: 01908 673271
There are 45 pharmacies in Milton Keynes. A number of these are now open late in the evening, over weekends and bank holidays. If your child is ill, take them along to a pharmacy, they can provide free clinical advice and may also be able to provide free medication.
Remember - Pharmacists can:
- Give advice on treating minor illnesses and injuries and help you choose the right treatments
- Provide advice on whether you should see your GP
- Dispense prescription medicines and provide advice on how to take them safely
- Dispense repeat prescriptions if you have arranged this with your GP
- Help you to manage long-term conditions and your medication for them
- Give advice on sexual health and contraception
- Give advice on staying healthy, including stopping smoking
Boots pharmacy in Bradwell Common which is located next door to us can see you for the following:
Conditions pharmacy can treat
Patients who need to see GP
First occurrence of thrush
Over 60 years
Pain and fever
Children under 3 months old
Temperate over 39°C
Chesty cough syrup
Tickly cough syrup
Over 3 weeks (haven't seen GP)
Constant chest pain/pain on exertion
Conjunctivitis (sticky eye)
Antibiotic eye drops
Changes in vision (blur/loss of)
Pain in the eye itself
Sensitivity to light
Insect bites and strings
Children under 1 year old
Beconase nasal spray
Sodium cromoglicate eye drops
Children under 1 year old
Pharmacy medicines ineffective
Decongestant nasal sprays
Saline nasal drops
Under 6 years
Emollient (zeroderm ointment)
Under 10 years old
Potassium citrate sachets
Signs of infection: Loin pain, Fever, Vomiting
Blood/cloudy foul-smelling urine
Recent travel abroad
Rectal bleeding or blood/mucous in stool
Over 48 hours
Under 1 year old
Sodium bicarbonate ear drops
Chlorhexidine mouth wash
Bonjela adult gel
Lasting longer than 21 days
Miconazole oral gel
Children under 4 months
Suspected bacterial infection
Rash has spread
Dentinox teething gel
Mebendazole (ovex) tablets
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Under 2 years
Warts and verrucae
Under 2 years