NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy.
If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice. You do not usually need an appointment and you can go to any pharmacy.
Your local pharmacist or a trained member of the pharmacy team will give you advice and provide medicine if needed. They may need to refer you to another healthcare professional if they feel your condition needs further investigation or more specialist care.
Pharmacies in NHS Lothian may decide to open one hour later than advertised, close at lunchtime for an hour and close one hour earlier than advertised in order to cope with the unprecedented demand they are currently facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.