Pharmacy times over festive break

Health officials have advised patients to order their repeat prescriptions to see them through the festive period.

Christmas is usually one of the busiest times of the year for the NHS so people are encouraged to be prepared.

Pharmacy opening times at Christmas are: Christmas Eve: Morpeth NHS Centre, The Mount, 7am to 1.30pm, 2.30pm to 6.15pm; Boots, Bridge Street, Morpeth, 9am to 2pm, 3pm to 5.30pm; Health Hut Pharmacy, Abbey Meadows, Kirkhill, 9am to 6pm; Lynemouth Pharmacy, West Market Street, 9am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 6pm; Morpeth Pharmacy, Wellway, 8am to 8pm; Parklands Chemists, Merton Way, Ponteland, 9am to 6.15pm; Taylor’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Ponteland, 8.30am to 5.30pm; Wellway Pharmacy, Pegswood Health Centre, 8am to 5pm; Widdrington Pharmacy, Grange Road, 8.30am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 5.30pm; Boots Pharmacy, The Broadway, Darras Hall, 8am to 1pm, 2pm to 6.30pm; Boots Pharmacy, Market Place, Morpeth, 8.45am to 5.30pm; Boots Pharmacy, The Precinct, Hadston, 9am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 5.30pm; Boots Pharmacy, Shields Road, Stobhill, 9am to 5.30pm.

Christmas Day: Central Pharmacy, Lintonville Medical Group, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington, 10am to noon; The Co-operative Pharmacy, Infirmary Close, Alnwick, 2.30mpm to 4.30pm.

Boxing Day: Asda Pharmacy, Lintonville Terrace, Ashington, 9am to 6pm; Asda Pharmacy, Cowpen Road, Blyth, 9am to 6pm; Boots, Bondgate Within, Alnwick, 10am to 4pm; Boots the Chemists, Manor Walks, Cramlington, 10am to 4pm; Central Pharmacy, Lintonville Medical Group, Ashington, 10am to noon; Sainsbury’s Pharmacy, Manor Walks, Cramlington, 9am to 5pm.