A number of pharmacies across the Black Country offer patients easy access to advice and treatments for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).

A three-month pilot, aimed at women aged 16-64, has been launched to enable local community pharmacists to treat patients with UTIs without the need for a GP appointment or prescription.

UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections seen in female patients, with over 40 percent of women likely to suffer from one in their lifetime. Symptoms include:

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

If you think you may have a UTI go to your local pharmacy first.

There are more than 170 pharmacies across the Black Country signed up to offer support and treatment for UTIs.

Find your nearest pharmacy by viewing this document online.

Community pharmacies in the North East and North Cumbria were the first to launch the #ByeByeUTI initiative in July 2022. Since then, more than a thousand women have benefited from the scheme.

More information can be found on the NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board website.

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