If you have an illness or injury and need medical help outside of normal working hours there are lots of local services available to you such as pharmacies and out of hours GP services.

Pharma​cies

Your local pharmacy will be able to provide you with advice and medication to help relieve the symptoms of common ailments.

For pharmacy opening times on bank holiday Monday 29 May 2017 in Northumberland click here, or North Tyneside click here.

Throughout the year these pharmacies have longer opening hours: 

Ashington - Central Pharmacy, Lintonville Terrace. Tel: 01670 856633
 
- Monday - Saturday 7am - 10.30pm

- Sunday 10am - 5pm

Blyth - Alliance Pharmacy 60-62 Maddison Street. Tel: 01670 546092

 - Monday - Saturday 7.30am - 11.00pm

- Sunday, 9.30am - 8pm

Cramlington - Sainsbury Pharmacy, Manor Walks. Tel: 01670 738379
 
- Monday - Saturday 7am - 11pm

- Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Hexham - Tesco Pharmacy, Tynedale Retail Park. Tel: 01916 937579 

- Monday, 8am - 10.30pm 

- Tuesday - Friday 6.30am - 10.30pm

- Saturday, 6.30am - 10pm
- Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Hexham - Lloyds Pharmacy, Hexham General Hospital, Corbridge Road, Hexham. Tel: 01434 603596
- Monday - Friday 8am-7pm
- Saturday 9am – 12pm
- Sunday closed

Kingston Park - Boots the Chemist, Kingston Park Retail Park. Tel: 0191 271 5073

- Monday - Friday 8am - midnight

- Saturday, 8am - midnight

- Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Morpeth - Wellway Pharmacy, The Surgery. Tel: 01670 510005 

- Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm

- Saturday 9am - 1pm

North Shields - Tesco Pharmacy, Norham Road. Tel: 0191 6934739
- Monday, 8am - 10.30pm 

- Tuesday-Friday 6.30am - 10.30pm

- Saturday, 6.30am - 10pm

- Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Whitley Bay - Sainsbury’s Pharmacy, Newstead Drive. Tel: 0191 297 1522

- Monday-Wednesday, 8am-8pm

- Thursday-Friday, 8am-9pm

- Saturday, 8am-8pm

- Sunday, 10-4pm

- Bank holidays, 10am-4pm

Please note pharmacist is on lunch 1pm-1.45pm

You can also view our list of pharmacies that stock specialist drugs, many of which are also open longer hours.

Out-of-hours GP and district nurse services 

If your GP surgery is closed and you need to see a doctor or nurse urgently, call NHS 111. 

If you need the services of a district nurse outside of normal working hours please call the out of hours district nurse service for Northumberland on 01670 829 864 and North Tyneside on 01670 828 674.

Out-of-hours dentistry

If you are experiencing severe dental pain outside of normal working hours please call NHS 111. 

Walk-in services

If you have a minor injury or illness such as a cut, sprain, minor burn or broken bone you can be seen in a walk-in centre. You do not need to make an appointment but it is worth telephoning in advance to check that you can be treated, especially if you are taking a young child.  Local walk-in centres are:

  • Battle Hill Walk-in Centre, Battle Hill Health Centre, Belmont Close, Wallsend, NE28 9DX. Open 8am to 8pm seven days a week. Tel: 0191 295 8520 or visit: www.battlehillhc.co.uk. 


You can also read about the walk-in services for urgent care at our general hospitals here