NHS Service

What exactly is the Pharmacy First service for earache (otitis media)?

This free NHS service, available at all Touchwood Pharmacy locations in Northampton, is specifically designed for children aged 1-18 with symptoms of acute otitis media (AOM) or earache that started within the past 72 hours. We conduct a thorough ear examination, provide appropriate treatment recommendations (including pain relievers or antibiotic prescriptions if necessary), and offer expert advice to ensure your child’s swift recovery. Think of it as a dedicated earache treatment clinic conveniently located within your community.

My child has an earache! Can I get treatment near me in Northampton?

No need to trek far! Touchwood Pharmacy in Northampton (NN1, NN2, NN5, NN7) offers the Pharmacy First Acute Otitis Media or earache service. If your child is 1-18 years old with symptoms less than 72 hours old, our pharmacists can assess them and provide fast earache relief, without waiting for a GP appointment.

I need prompt earache relief for my child in Northampton. Do you offer same-day treatment?

Absolutely! Our Pharmacy First service allows for same-day assessments and treatment at any of our Northampton pharmacies. We can evaluate your child’s earache, recommend over-the-counter pain relief, and potentially prescribe antibiotics, all within the same visit. You won’t have to wait for a doctor’s appointment, leading to faster relief for your child.

Call today or book your appointment online for Pharmacy First Earache Service Northampton Touchwood Pharmacy