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Christmas pharmacy opening times

Doctors in Newcastle and Gateshead are encouraging people in the area to plan their healthcare during the festive season.

With advice on common illnesses and the best medicines to treat them, visiting the pharmacist or phoning NHS 111 can save you time in the waiting room and help you feel better fast.

Dr Guy Pilkington, Chair of NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “If you’re not feeling well over the Christmas period, please take some time to consider where you should go to find help.

“That could mean getting advice from your local pharmacy, or dialling NHS 111 for more urgent, but not life-threatening, matters. Pharmacists offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.

“And using pharmacies also takes the pressure off A&E departments in the region, freeing up staff there for real emergencies.”

Some pharmacies will remain open over the Christmas holidays, when other services are often unavailable.

Dr Pilkington added: “As most GP surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day we would also encourage patients to order any repeat prescriptions they need in plenty of time so they have a good supply during the festive period.”

Pharmacy opening hours in Newcastle and Gateshead can be found at the bottom of this page. For information on walk-in centres, urgent care centres or minor injuries units, please visit NHS Choices. Patients can type in their postcode on the website to find their nearest services.

Although the majority of pharmacies will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, the following will be open for some of the time.

Newcastle – Christmas Day:
• Kerr, 99 Shields Road, Byker, NE6 1DN – 12noon-4pm
• Lloyds Pharmacy, 168 West Road, NE4 9QB – 3-5pm
• Ponteland Road Pharmacy, 163-167 Ponteland Road, Cowgate, NE5 3AE – 10am-3pm

Boxing Day, Monday, December 28
• Asda, Hollywood Avenue, Gosforth, NE3 5BU – 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
• Asda, Newcastle Shopping Centre, Fossway, Byker, NE6 2XP – 11am-1pm and 24pm
• Boots, Hotspur Way, Eldon Square, NE1 7XE – 8am-8pm
• Boots, 53 St George’s Terrace. Jesmond, NE2 2SX – 10am-1.30pm and 2.30-4pm
• Boots, 2-4 Sidgate, Eldon Square, NE1 7XF – 9am-6pm
• Boots, Kingston Park Shopping Centre, Brunton Lane, NE3 2FP – 9am-6pm
• Boots, 13 Gosforth Centre, High Street, Gosforth, NE3 1JZ – 10am-4pm
• Ponteland Road Pharmacy, 163-167 Ponteland Road, Cowgate, NE5 3AE – 10am-5pm
• Sainsburys, Etherstone Avenue, High Heaton, NE7 7JW – 9am-5pm
• Superdrug, 46-52 Northumberland Street, NE1 7DF – 8.30am-5pm
• Tesco, Kingston Park Shopping Centre, Brunton Lane, NE3 2FP – 9am-6pm
• Your Local Boots, 293/295 Chillingham Road, Heaton, NE6 5LL – 10am-3pm
New Year’s Day:
• Asda, Hollywood Avenue, Gosforth, NE3 5BU – 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
• Asda, Newcastle Shopping Centre, Fossway, Byker, NE6 2XP – 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
• Boots, Kingston Park Shopping Centre, Brunton Lane, NE3 2FP – 9am-6pm
• Ponteland Road Pharmacy, 163-167 Ponteland Road, Cowgate, NE5 3AE – 10am-4pm
• Sainsburys, Etherstone Avenue, High Heaton, NE7 7JW – 9am-6pm

Gateshead – Christmas Day:
• Ashchem Chemists, 11 Fewster Square, Leam Lane Estate, Felling, NE10 8XQ – 10am-12noon
Boxing Day, Monday, December 28:
• Asda, Maple Row, intu Metrocentre, NE1 0YA – 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
• Boots, Unit 9, Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0BD – 9am-6pm
• Boots, Units 46-52, Cameron Walk, intu Metrocentre, NE11 9YP – 9am-6pm
• Boots, 479 Durham Road, Low Fell, NE9 5EX – 10am-4pm
• Boots, 13-15 Ellison Street, Trinity Square, NE8 1BF – 10am-4pm
• Sainsburys, Eleventh Avenue, Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0NJ – 9am-7pm
• Tesco, 1 Trinity Square, NE8 1AG – 9am-6pm
• Your Local Boots, 34 Station Road, Rowlands Gill, NE39 1PZ – 9am-1pm
New Year’s Day:
• Asda, Maple Row, intu Metrocentre, NE1 0YA – 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
• Boots, Unit 9, Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0BD – 11am-4pm
• Sainsburys, Eleventh Avenue, Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0NJ – 10am-5pm