Pharmacy Advice

Lloyds Pharmacy Rosebery Avenue

Lloyds Rosebery Avenue now offer the following clinical services in addition to their Minor Ailments service:

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Loss Service
    • This is a private service costing patients £260 a  month.  This includes access to an app and personal trainer alongsife lifestyle and dietary advice.  Monthly visits to the pharmacy for weight, BMI monitoring and appetite suppressing injection, Saxenda.
  • UTI for patients aged 18-65
  • Shingles on body only
  • Skin and nail infections and infected bites.  Pharmacy can prescribe a 5 day course of Flucoxacillin only - no alternative antibiotic can be prescribed.  If patient on other medication they may need to be referred on to GP.

Urinary Tract Infections

Woman aged between 16 and 65 with any of the following symptoms can contact any pharmacy to receive treatment for a UTI:

  • burning or stinging sensation on passing urine
  • need to pass urine urgently
  • need to pass urine frequently.

If you are pregnant, have visible blood in your urine or have recurrent UTIs then please contact the surgery to make an appointment with a clinician.

For more details of UTI symptoms please click on the link below:

UTI Symptoms

To find out if your community pharmacy can treat you for a UTI please click on the link below:




If you are female aged between 16 and 60 you can buy antifungal medicine from pharmacies if you have had thrush diagnosed in the past and you know the symptoms.

For more details of symptoms of thrush please click on the link to the NHS website below:

Symptoms of Thrush


If you suffer hayfever symptoms and are registered with a GP practice you can use the Pharmacy First service offered by local community pharmacies.  Your local pharmacist will give you advice and provide medicine to treat your hayfever symptoms free of charge.  For children under 1 year old with allergies or  hayfever symptoms please book a telephone or video appointment with a GP.


You usually only need to see your GP if:

  • you can't control your symptoms with over-the-counter medications, or you have troublesome side effects caused by the medication
  • you are experiencing persistent complications of hay fever, such as worsening asthma or repeated episodes of sinusitis
  • the pattern of your symptoms is unusual, such as occurring during the winter or only at your workplace (it is likely that another substance other than pollen is responsible, and further testing will be needed to confirm this)

For more information and self-help with hay-fever please click on the links below:

Pharmacy First Scotland

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 such as your GP practice, dentist, optometrist or another NHS service if they feel your condition needs further investigation or more specialist care.

Pharmacy First Scotland

Your pharmacist can advise you about conditions such as:

Acne      Allergies      Athlete's foot      Backache      Blocked or runny nose      Cold sores      Constipation      Cough      Cystitis (in women)

Diarrhoea      Earache      Eczema      Headache      Headlice      Haemorrhoids (piles)      Hay fever      Impetigo      Indigestion      Mouth ulcers

Pain      Period pain      Shingles      Some skin conditions such as cellulitis or insect bites      Sore throat      Threadworms      Thrush

Urinary tract infections (UTI's)      Verrucas      Warts

Self Treatment and Local Pharmacy (Including UTI)

We've provided links below to information on the most common minor ailments. GPs spend a deal of time each day advising patients on ailments which will get better by themselves. 

Please help yourself by following the advice on NHS Inform before you ask to see a doctor or nurse - if you continue to have a problem, we will be happy to see you. 

Acne      Atopic Eczema      New or worsening back pain      Fungal Nail Infections      Common Cold      Conjunctivitis      Constipation      Cough

Cystitis      Kidney Infections      Diarrhoea      Haemorrhoids (piles)      Hay Fever       Headaches      Indigestion      Insect Bites & Stings

Migraine      Muscle, bone and joints      Psoriasis      Sinusitis      Sore Throat       Ticks/Lyme Disease       Verrucas & Warts