Pharmacy First

Pharmacy New Medicines Service  

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The New Medicines Service is a new service being provided by pharmacists which enables patients who are prescribed medicines with a long-term condition to find out much more information about that particular medicine as they start it. 

The hope is that as they become more well-informed about their medicines that the outcomes and their long-term success with that medication will be improved.

Pharmacy First Scheme

If you normally get your prescription free of charge and you’re feeling unwell, visit your pharmacy first to use the 'Common Ailments Service'.

They can give advice and treat a range of common ailments without the need for a GP surgery appointment.

 If you want to talk to the pharmacist in private ask to use their consulting room. All pharmacies operating the scheme have them.

Pharmacy First is a scheme available for children and people who don’t have to pay for their prescriptions and are suffering from a common ailment.

The scheme cover 28 common ailments as described below.

List of 28 ailments covered by the scheme


Colds/flu-like symptoms/nasal congestion

Cold sores

Conjunctivitis (acute)

Constipation (acute)



Dermatitis/dry skin/allergic type skin rash

Diarrhoea (acute)


Fever management

Fungal skin infections

Hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis)




Insect Bites/stings

Infant colic

Mouth ulcers

Nappy rash

Oral thrush


Sore throat

Sprains and strains



Vaginal thrush

Warts and verrucas

Key points about the scheme


  • The pharmacist can provide all the appropriate advice and treatment


  • Patients will not need to be seen by the GP unless the pharmacist feels it is advisable


  • Patients can self-refer to this service


You will need to bring


Your NHS number (the pharmacy can help you)


Your passport, driving licence or some proof of who you are


Your proof of exemption from paying prescription charges

The nearest pharmacy to Wellington Medical Practice who offer the scheme is:

Wellington Pharmacy, Wellington Medical Practice, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1PZ 

Tel: 01952 258820

Opening times At Wellington Pharmacy


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 22:00


09:00 - 20:00

The other pharmacies below also offer the service and may be closer to your home/work.

A S Kitching Ltd, Oakengates

Anstice Pharmacy, Madeley

Aqueduct Pharmacy

Asda Pharmacy, Malinsgate

Asda Pharmacy, Donnington Wood

Boots The Chemist, Newport

Boots The Chemist, Forge Retail Park

Boots The Chemist, Telford Town Centre

Boots The Chemist, Wellington

Boots The Chemist, Shawbirch

Ironbridge Pharmacy

Lawley Pharmacy

Lloyds Pharmacy, Oakengates

Lloyds Pharmacy, Webb House, Dawley

Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street, Dawley

Lloyds Pharmacy, Donnington

Lloyds Pharmacy, Market Square, Wellington

Lloyds Pharmacy, Chapel Lane, Wellington

Malinslee Pharmacy

Priorslee Pharmacy

Rowlands Pharmacy, Sutton Hill

Woodside Pharmacy

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Chapel Lane, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1PZ
  • Telephone 01952 226000
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