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Pharmacy First Service

Dennis Gore Pharmacy now offers the following services under NHS England Pharmacy First Service. Use our online booking link to make an appointment. 

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  • we can offer advice to patients
  • we supply NHS medicines where clinically appropriate (including some prescription-only medicines under Patient Group Directions), to treat 7 common health conditions. 

These conditions are:

The Pharmacy will: − provide advice on the management of the ailment, or; − provide advice and a medicine from the local formulary, supported by advice on its use, or; − provide advice on the management of the ailment plus a referral to an appropriate healthcare professional (e.g. Dentist, Podiatrist, GP, Walk-In Centre or Emergency Care Department)

Eligibility to access the service

The service can be accessed free at the point of use by residents within Greater Manchester set by the localities in which geography the service is delivered, and who meets the financial eligibility criteria as per the published Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group (GMMMG) commissioning statement.

The GMMMG commissioning statement defines financial vulnerability as in receipt of the following income related benefits (in line with NHS national criteria for help with prescription costs).

Locality areas following the below eligibility criteria are Wigan, Bury, Manchester, Rochdale, Trafford only 

Individuals named on a current HC2 charges certificate • Individual or their partner receives Income Support, Income based Job seekers Allowance or Income related Employment and Support allowance, or the person is a young person under the age of 20 who is dependent on someone receiving those benefits. • Universal Credit where entitlement to free prescriptions is stated on the Universal Credit award notice.

The service can be accessed free at the point of use by residents registered with a GP Practice within the Salford, Stockport and Tameside area only, who are eligible to claim an exemption from NHS Prescription charges.

Only Salford, Stockport and Tameside locality area are using the exemption criteria below

• is under 16 years of age • is 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education • is 60 years of age or over • has a valid maternity exemption certificate • has a valid medical exemption certificate • has a valid prescription exemption certificate issued by Ministry of Defence • is named on current HC2 charges certificate • gets Income Support or income related ESA • gets income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance • is entitled or named on valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption certificate • receives Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (including partners) • Universal Credit and meets the criteria. Find out more at

“If your symptoms do not improve or become much worse, then either come back to see me or seek advice from your GP. You can call NHS 111 or 999 if the matter is urgent and a Pharmacist or GP is not available.”

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