If you are not feeling well over the festive period, please take some time to think about where you should go for help.
Many common ailments, such as colds and flu or stomach upsets can be treated without you going to GPs or local hospitals. Pharmacists often provide the appropriate help or advice you need so you can enjoy your Christmas break with your family.
Take control of your health and make sure you have a fully stocked medicine cabinet to help you deal with any unexpected illness. Be prepared by checking our guide.
Don’t forget there is the free NHS child health app gives easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses. It can help you recognise when your child is unwell, and give advice on when and where to seek further treatment.
Here is the list of which pharmacies are open over the festive period.
|Pharmacy||Address||Tel:||25th December||26th December||1st January|
|Asda Pharmacy||Front Street, Stanley, Co Durham, DH9 0NB||01207 288810||Closed||09:00 – 18:00||10:00 – 18:00|
|Boots||Unit B, Arnison Centre Retail Park, Pity Me, County Durham, DH1 5GB||0191 3869618||Closed||08:00 - 14:00 15:00 - 18:00||Closed|
|Boots||Unit 9, Durham City Retail Park, McIntyre Way, Belmont, Durham, DH1 2RP||0191 3740664||Closed||10:00 - 17:00||10:00 – 17:00|
|Boots||2-5 Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NB||0191 3842213||Closed||10:00 - 17:00||Closed|
|Boots||53 Front Street, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0SY||01207 232353||Closed||11:00 - 15:00||Closed|
|Boots||8-9 St.Cuthberts Walk, Chester le Street, Co Durham, DH3 3YQ||0191 3886262||Closed||11:00 - 16:00||Closed|
|Lloyds Pharmacy||Arnison Retail Centre, Pity Me, Co Durham, DH1 5GD||0191 3862961 0191 3334606||Closed||10:00 - 17:00||10:00 - 16:00|
|Station Road Pharmacy||9 Station Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5RL||01207 588239||12:00 - 14:00||11:00 - 16:00||11:00 - 16:00|
|Tesco In Store Pharmacy||Dragon Lane, Co Durham, DH1 2XQ||0191 3360647||Closed||09:00 - 18:00||09:00 - 18:00|
|Well||25 Gilesgate, Gilesgate, Durham, DH1 1QW||0191 3865762||14:00 - 16:00||Closed||Closed|
Using your pharmacy takes pressure of A & E and frees up staff for real emergencies
Don’t forget to ask before your GP surgery closes on for the holidays, if you know you need a prescription over the Christmas period.
If you need help from the NHS this Christmas and New Year – pharmacies and GP services are available throughout the festive break, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day.
To book appointments call your GP during opening hours or NHS 111 outside of this where staff will signpost you to the most appropriate services.
If you need a GP appointment over Christmas. You’ll also be able to find out what’s open on the North East Urgent & Emergency Care website .
Accident and Emergency services get ‘extremely busy’ during Christmas and New Year, so we really want you to think carefully about what service is right for you.
A minor injury is a sprain, strain, wound infection , minor head or eye injury or insect or animal bite.
To get an appointment at Peterlee Community Hospital or Bishop Auckland Community Hospital please dial NHS 111.
Accident and Emergency
In a life-threatening emergency visit A&E or call 999. Accident & emergency departments and 999 are for serious or life-threatening emergencies.
The way you use your NHS matters – using it wisely means we can develop and invest in local services to make your NHS fit for the future.