These are the Sunderland pharmacies which are open on New Year's Day

People are being reminded to pick up prescriptions and stock up their medicine cabinets and first aid kits as we prepare to welcome in 2019.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 20 December, 2018, 15:46
Some pharmacies are open on the holiday days over the festive period.

Coughs, colds, aches and pains are on the increase, so ensure medicine cabinets and first aid kits are well stocked.

Prescriptions should also be collected in advance of New Year's Day, which is a bank holiday.

Some pharmacies are open on the holiday days over the festive period.

If you do need a pharmacy on Tuesday, here's where you'll find one:

BOLDON COLLIERY

Asda Pharmacy, North Road, NE35 9AR. Tel: 0191 537 7510.

New Year's Day: 10am-5pm.

Some pharmacies are open on the holiday days over the festive period.

HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING

G Whitfield Ltd, 1a Church Street, DH4 4DN. Tel: 0191 584 2150.

New Year's Day: Closed.

SUNDERLAND

Cohens Chemists, 14 The Green, Southwick, SR5 2JE. Tel: 0191 548 6824.

New Year's Day: 10am-4pm.

Asda Pharmacy, Leechmere Road Industrial Estate, Grangetown, SR2 9TT. Tel: 0191 568 9110.

New Year's Day: 10am-5pm.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 19 St Luke's Terrace, Pallion, SR4 6NQ. Tel: 0191 567 3140.

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New Year's Day: Closed.

Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsburys, Silksworth Lane, SR3 1PD. Tel: 0191 520 1021.

New Year's Day: 10am-4pm.

Boots, 45 The Bridges, SR1 3LF. Tel: 0191 567 0933.

New Year's Day: Closed.

Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainbury's, Riverside Road, Wessington Way, SR5 3JG. Tel: 0191 548 6893.

New Year's Day: 10am-5pm.

WASHINGTON

Asda Pharmacy, The Galleries, Washington Centre, Washington, NE38 7NF. Tel: (Washington) 0191 497 2410.

New Year's Day: 10am-5pm.

Boots, Unit 80, The Galleries, NE38 7RT. Tel: 0191 416 1680.

New Year's Day: Closed.

Pharmacists are an excellent first port of call for advice. They are trained experts who can advise on minor concerns, such as coughs, colds, tummy troubles, teething, and aches and pains, and you don’t have to book an appointment.

Acting quickly helps ensure that illness is nipped in the bud and could also prevent a trip to see the GP over the busy winter period. A pharmacist will always advise you if they think you need to see a doctor.

By talking to your pharmacist first you can get the advice and medicines you need, to get you on the road to recovery, without having to see a doctor. Plus there’s no need to worry about having private conversations at the counter – many pharmacists offer private consultation rooms.

NHS England’s Medical Director for Cumbria and the North East, Professor Chris Gray, said: “Please don’t get sleighed by an illness this festive period.

“Be prepared by stocking up and ordering your prescriptions as soon as you can and please have a healthy and happy Christmas and New Year.”