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Pharmacy First

Don't wait for a doctors appointment. Go straight to your pharmacy

Barnsley GPs and pharmacies are offering a new service which gives you more choice and easier access when it comes to treating minor illnesses and ailments.

The service is called Pharmacyfirst and means that you can get advice and/or medicines for common less serious illnesses from your local pharmacy, without having to make an appointment with your GP.

If you don't normally pay NHS prescription charges, then any medicines supplied under the Pharmacyfirst scheme will be FREE.

If you do pay for your prescriptions, then the cost of the medicines should be much less that the prescription charge and you get the same great advice from your pharmacist.

Your pharmacist is a qualified health care professional who can help with your health problems.  The pharmacist will offer you a private space to talk to you about your symptoms.


How do I know if I can use the Pharmacyfirst scheme?

The Pharmacyfirst scheme is available to anyone registered with a Barnsley GP practice.

What about children?

Children can be treated for certain conditions depending on their age and what medicines are available. Some medicines can only be given to younger children on prescription.  Sometimes the pharmacist will need to see your child to make sure the right advice or treatment is given.

How do I know which pharmacy to go to?

All pharmacies involved in the scheme that will offer treatment and/or advice are listed here.  The pharmacies participating in the scheme will display a Pharmacyfirst window sticker in their window.  All participating pharmacies have a private consultation area.

What conditions are included in the scheme?

The conditions currently covered by the scheme can be found in the tab marked CONDITIONS.

Will I always receive medicine?

Not always, because you may not require any.  If this is the case the pharmacist will give you advice on how best to treat your symptoms.

If it is appropriate, the pharmacist will give you the right medicine.  This medicine is only for you and should not be used for anyone else.

The pharmacist will also tell you the best way to take the medicine and other ways to help manage your symptoms.  If the pharmacist thinks you need to see your doctor or nurse the pharmacist will provde you with a referral slip for you to take to your GP.  This will indicate to your doctor or nurse that you have been to the pharmacy and the reason you have been referred to them.

What should I do if my symptoms persist?

It is IMPORTANT that if your symptoms persist you should seek further advice from your pharmacist or GP.   Remember to take any medication you may have been taking with you.


The following conditions are currently covered by the scheme:

  • Allergies
  • Athlete's foot
  • Blocked nose
  • Cold sores
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Ear wax
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hay fever
  • Headache
  • Head lice
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Infant colic
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Oral thrush
  • Pain
  • Scabies
  • Sore throat
  • Teething
  • Threadworms
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Verrucae
  • Warts


The following pharmacies are currently participating in Pharmacyfirst.  We will continue to update as others join the scheme.  In the meantime, simply ask your pharmacy or look for the Pharmacyfirst sign. To check out their opening times visit the search for a service tool .

Akram Z A, 22 High Street, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0AA

Akram Z A, Judy Row, Monk Bretton, Barnsley S71 2EJ

Asda Pharmacy, Asda Superstore, Old Mill Lane, Barnsley S71 1LN

Barugh Green Pharmacy, 12 Higham Common Road, Barugh Green, Barnsley S75 1LD

Birdwell Pharmacy, 148 Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5TD

Boots, Worsborough Primary Health Centre, Powell Street, Worsborough, Barnsley S70 5NZ

Boots, Unit 2, Cortonwood, Barnsley S73 0TB

Clark's Chemist, 1 Market Place, Penistone, Barnsley S36 6DA

Cohens Chemist, Apollo Court, High Street, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 3RF

Cohens Chemist, 3 Victoria Crescent West, Barnsley S75 2AE

Cohens Chemist, 16-18 Market Street, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 9QR

Cohens Chemist, 199 King Street, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 9LJ

Cohens Chemist, Walderslade Surgery, High Croft, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9AF

Darton Pharmacy, 67 Church Street, Darton, Barnsley S75 5HQ

Elliots Chemist, 31 Agnes Road, Barnsley S70 1NJ

Kexborough Pharmacy, 3 Ballfield Lane, Kexborough, Barnsley S75 5EF

Knollbeck Pharmacy, 63-67 Knollbeck Lane, Brampton, S73 0TW

Lloyds Pharmacy, Oaks Park Road, Thornton Road, Barnsley S70 3NA

Lloyds Pharmacy, 512 Doncaster Road, Stairfoot, Barnsley S70 3PE

Lloyds Pharmacy, 7 Cemetery Road, Sheffield Road, Barnsley S70 1XS

Lloyds Pharmacy, Unit C1, Barnsley Transport Interchange, Midland Street, Barnsley S70 1SE

Lo's Chemist, The Medical Centre, Pontefract Road, Barnsley S71 5PN

Lo's Pharmacy, 51 High Street, Worsborough Dale, Barnsley S70 4SQ

Lo's Pharmacy, 92 Park Grove, Barnsley S70 1QB

Lo's Pharmacy, Cockerham Hall Mews, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley S70 2LT

Lo's Pharmacy, The Pharmacy, Queensway, Grimethorpe, Barnsley S72 7LJ

Lo's Pharmacy, Woodland Drive Medical Centre, Woodland Drive, Barnsley S70 6QW

R D Hill (Chemist) Ltd, 5 Chatsworth Road, Athersley South, Barnsley S71 3QL

Rotherham Road Pharmacy, 4 Rotherham Road, Great Hougton, Barnsley S72 0DB

Rowlands Pharmacy, Chapelfield Medical Centre, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0AJ

Rowlands Pharmacy, 5 George Street, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0DD

Rowlands Pharmacy, Unit 1, 393 Darton Lane, Mapplewell, Barnlsey S75 6AL

Shafton Pharmacy, Unit 1, Hight Street, Shafton, Barnsley S72 8NF

Silkstone Pharmacy, 3 High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley S75 4JH

Stone Pharmacy, Garland House Surgery, 1 Church Street, Darfield, Barnsley S73 9JX

Superdrug, 24-32 Cheapside, Barnsley S70 1RR

Tesco Pharmacy, Wombwell Lane, Barnsley S70 3NS

The Gatehouse Pharmacy, The Gate House, Long Croft, Mapplewell, Barnsley S75 6FH

Ward Green Pharmacy, 95 Vernon Road, Ward Green, Barnsley S70 5HJ

Wath-upon-Dearne Pharmacy, 37 High Street, Wath-upon-Dearne S63 7QB


Weldricks Pharmacy 48a High Street, Royston, Barnsley S71 4RF

Weldricks Pharmacy, 26-28 Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe, Barnsley S63 9NF

Weldricks Pharmacy, 65c Midland Road, Royson, Barnsley S71 4QW

Weldricks Pharmacy, St Andrews Square, Bolton on Dearne, Barnsley S63 8BA

Weldricks Pharmacy, The Goldthorpe Centre, Goldthorpe, Barnsley S63 9EH

Weldricks Pharmacy, The Thurnscoe Centre, Thurnscoe, Barnsley S63 0LT


Weldricks Pharmacy, Welfare Road, Thurnscoe, Barnsley S63 9JZ

Well Pharmacy, 11 Market Street, Penistone, Barnsley S63 6BZ

Well Pharmacy, The Roundhouse Medical Centre, Wakefield Road, Barnsley S71 1TH

Well Pharmacy, 2 Snape Hill Road, Darfield, Barnsley S73 9JU

Well Pharmacy, 12 Hoyland Road, Hoyland Common, Barnsley S74 0LY

Well Pharmacy, 244 Barnsley Road, Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8SS

Well Pharmacy, Cudworth Health Centre, Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8ST

Well Pharmacy, The Hoyland Centre, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 9AF


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