Common clinical conditions and ailments services

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Feel confident and competent to provide national common clinical conditions and ailments services such as NHS Pharmacy First (England), NHS Pharmacy First Scotland and NHS Pharmacy First Plus (Scotland) and Community Pharmacy Wales Common Ailments Service (Wales). 

Our guide has signposting to useful resources and practical information on the skills you need to deliver a successful service. 

For services with a prescribing element, you may also want to check out our prescribing guides for all your prescribing needs.

Sections on this page 

  • Service requirement
  • Competence
  • Confidence in consultation and decision-making skills
  • Clinical knowledge, clinical assessment skills and red flags
  • Remote consultation
  • Documentation and safety-netting
  • Safeguarding
  • AMS and sepsis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Workforce wellbeing and professional empowerment

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