Treatment of ladies water infections

Treatment for Simple Water infections in Females aged 16 to 64 years (sometimes called Urinary Tract Infection or UTI)

This service is available for females aged 16 to 64. The service aims to provide adult females who are registered with a GP practice in Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent, with access to treatment for a simple UTI via your local community pharmacy.

This provides a convenient alternative rather than seeking treatment via a prescription from their GP, out of hour’s doctors, walk-in centre’s or accident and emergency.

Your Questions Answered

Will I have to pay for this treatment?

If you are entitled to free prescriptions, will receive medication free of charge. All current NHS exemptions (including valid pre-payment certificates) are applicable, you may be asked to provide evidence of your exemption by the pharmacy.

How will I be tested for the Water Infection?

If you have three or less symptoms of a water infection you will need to provide a water sample to your pharmacist who will use a dipstick to test for any infections. You may be prescribed antibiotics by the pharmacist without the need to visit a doctor.

Where can I get advice about Water Infections?

If you are worried about your symptoms you can get advice from your local pharmacist, NHS 111, your GP or visit NHS Choices website.