NHS Pharmacy First

Welcome to Murray’s Chemist Harrow: Your Destination for Pharmacy First Services

At Murray’s Chemist in Harrow, we proudly introduce our participation in the innovative Pharmacy First service, a groundbreaking initiative led by Community Pharmacy England. Committed to providing accessible and high-quality healthcare, we are excited to be at the forefront of this transformative service, recognizing and funding essential healthcare advice offered by community pharmacies.

What is the Pharmacy First Service?

Commencing on January 31, 2024, the Pharmacy First service at Murray’s Chemist positions us as your premier healthcare advisor and treatment provider. Our skilled pharmacists are ready to offer advice and NHS-funded treatment for a range of conditions, tailored to various age groups:

  1. Acute Otitis Media (Age 1 to 17 years)
  2. Impetigo (Age 1 year and over)
  3. Infected Insect Bites (Age 1 year and over)
  4. Shingles (Age 18 years and over)
  5. Sinusitis (Age 12 years and over)
  6. Sore Throat (Age 5 years and over)
  7. Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections (Women aged 16-64 years)

How Does It Work?

  • Consultations: Our experienced pharmacists provide consultations for these specific age-related clinical pathways. Whether you walk in or are referred by NHS 111, general practices, or other healthcare providers, we’re here to address your healthcare needs.
  • Community Pharmacist Consultation Service: Beyond the seven conditions, our service includes minor illness consultations. Urgent medicines and appliances are supplied following a referral from NHS 111, general practices, and authorized healthcare providers.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Expert Guidance: Receive expert advice and NHS-funded treatment tailored to your age group where clinically appropriate.
  • Accessible Healthcare: We’re dedicated to making healthcare more accessible. Walk-in or get referred; we’re here for you.
  • Future Vision: As the Pharmacy First service evolves, we aspire to integrate independent prescribers seamlessly into the service, enhancing the efficiency and scope of care.

Booking Information:

To experience the benefits of the Pharmacy First service at Murray’s Chemist, book your appointment now. We’re committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for all our clients, ensuring that your healthcare journey is stress-free and effective.

Transform your approach to healthcare with Murray’s Chemist – your trusted partner in embracing the future of accessible and funded healthcare advice through the Pharmacy First service.


Available Medications Following Consultation

Antiviral Medications:

  • Aciclovir: Available in dispersible and tablet forms with strengths of 200mg, 400mg, and 800mg.


  • Amoxicillin: Offered as an oral suspension and capsules.
  • Clarithromycin: Provided as an oral suspension and tablets.
  • Doxycycline: Capsules in strengths of 50mg and 100mg.
  • Erythromycin: Available in tablet form with strengths of 250mg and 500mg. Also offered as gastro-resistant tablets.
  • Flucloxacillin: Available as an oral solution and capsules in strengths of 125mg/5ml, 250mg, and 500mg.

Other Medications:

  • Fluticasone Furoate: Nasal spray with a strength of 27.5micrograms/dose.
  • Fusidic Acid: Offered as a 2% cream.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide: Available as a 1% cream.
  • Mometasone: Nasal spray with a strength of 50micrograms/dose.
  • Nitrofurantoin: Capsules in strengths of 50mg and 100mg, as well as 50mg tablets.
  • Phenazone/Lidocaine: Ear drops with a strength of 40mg/g and 10mg/g, respectively.
  • Valaciclovir: Tablets with a strength of 500mg.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact us or book an appointment at our Harrow location. Your health is our priority at Murray’s Chemist.