Leeds Pharmacy Access to Self Care (Was Pharmacy First)

Confirmed Name Change 

With the National Pharmacy First Service launch on 31st January 2024, to avoid confusion, the Primary Care Board has confirmed the service is to be renamed to the Leeds Pharmacy Access to Self Care (ASC).


This service is currently commissioned by NHS Leeds ICB. The service is commissioned to help release capacity in general practice by providing an appropriate alternative for the treatment of minor ailments.

To be eligible for the service patients must:

  • Be currently suffering from one of the minor ailments included in the service – e.g. the service MUST NOT be used to supply medicines for “just in case” use.
  • Be exempt from prescription charges – remember to check this in case you need to complete the declaration on behalf of the patient.
  • Consent to share details with their GP – without this consent the patient cannot access Pharmacy First.
  • Be registered with a Leeds GP practice (please note: the service may also be provided for a patient who is not registered with a GP.  See the service specification below for details).


NHS Leeds ICB Pharmacy Access to Self Care (ASC) Service

The NHS ICB in Leeds has confirmed that the service is to continue until 31st March 2024.

The 2023/2024 service specification and updated formulary are listed below.

Leeds Service Specification 2023/24 – Updated June 2023

Leeds Formulary – June 2023

Leeds Consultation Form – June 2023


Leeds Pharmacy First Service Providers last updated on 3rd April 2024. This list will be updated monthly.


Claims for this service are processed via PharmOutcomes.

For any Leeds pharmacies wanting to provide the service, please email info@cpwy.org.



Service Guide

Pharmacy Poster

GP Poster

Antibiotic Leaflet

Antibiotic Leaflet with Images

Cough Leaflet

Cough Leaflet with Images

Caring for Children with Coughs Leaflet

Self-Care Guide to Help You Treat Your Infection

Self Care Forum Factsheets

Patient.co.uk – Health information leaflets

Treat Yourself Better website – Not available as a leaflet but patients can be signposted to the website.



Final Scabies Leaflet – English

Final Scabies Leaflet – Czech

Final Scabies Leaflet – Romanian


To support pharmacy teams in managing minor illnesses, including identifying red flag symptoms, Community Pharmacy England has compiled a one-stop resource hub linking to the most up to date clinic resources on managing minor illnesses.  See Minor Illnesses Resource Hub.


If you have any queries about the service, please contact info@cpwy.org.



Last Updated: 3rd April 2024