Pharmacy First

Pharmacy UTI Scheme

MORE than 1,200 women across the North East and North Cumbria have already benefited from a new community pharmacy scheme making treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs) faster and easier.

The initiative, launched at the end of July, enables local community pharmacists to treat women aged 16-64 with uncomplicated UTIs, excluding those who are pregnant, without the need for a GP appointment or prescription.

Symptoms of a UTI include:

  • Burning or stinging sensation on passing urine
  • Needing to pass urine frequently or urgently
  • Cloudy urine
  • Passing excessive or large quantities of urine