Pharmacies in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven offer a service called Pharmacy First that gives you more choice and easier access when you need health advice and treatment.
Your local pharmacy can give you advice and, if needed, medicines for common illnesses, so you don’t have to make an appointment with your GP.
Your pharmacist is a qualified health care professional who can help with your health problems. The pharmacist may offer you a private space to talk to you about your symptoms.
If you don’t normally pay for your prescriptions, then any medicines prescribed by your pharmacist will be free.
If you do pay for your prescriptions, then the cost of the medicines should be less that the prescription charge and you get advice from your pharmacist.
Just ask your pharmacist about Pharmacy First.
Treating common conditions
Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve.
It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.
Instead of booking and waiting for a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacist any time: just walk in.
All pharmacists can recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help to clear up the problem. If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP.
What’s more, some pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends.
If everybody went to a pharmacist with common health problems, more time would be freed for our GPs. This might make it easier to get a convenient appointment with your GP next time you need one.
So if you have a common health problem, a trip to your pharmacy is an option.
Your pharmacist may be able to help with:
Some pharmacies can provide truss fittings, stoma products and incontinence supplies.
Also check out the booklet When Should I Worry?
Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy. It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems.
You should not rely on the advice in this leaflet for children who are less than 6 months old.
Babies younger than this can respond differently to infections.
Local Pharmacy Opening Hours
Ilkley LS29 8AG
Website: Boots Ilkley
Addingham Medical Centre
Addingham LS29 0LZ
Website: Clayfields Chemist
Mon-Fri 08.30-18.30 (closed 12.30-13.30)
123 Main Street
Burley In Wharfedale
Ilkley LS29 7JN
Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00 (closed 13.00-14.00)
Ilkley Moor Pharmacy
10 Cowpasture Rd
Ilkley LS29 8SR
Website: Ilkley Moor Pharmacy
Ilkley LS29 8TH
Website: Lloyds Pharmacy