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Services and General Enquiries


Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns. As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

If symptoms suggest it’s something more serious, pharmacists have the right training to make sure you get the help you need. For example they will tell you if you need to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.

All pharmacists train for 5 years in the use of medicines. They are also trained in managing minor illnesses and providing health and wellbeing advice. 

Our services include: 

  • Pharmacy First – help with seven minor conditions which used to require a GP appointment (free NHS service).  Conditions are:
    • earache
    • impetigo
    • infected insect bites
    • shingles
    • sinusitis
    • sore throat
    • urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • online prescription ordering and free delivery
  • emergency contraception
  • NHS flu jabs
  • chlamydia screening/treatment
  • anticoagulation monitoring (warfarin)
  • medication use reviews
  • services to patients with drug dependency issues
  • smoking cessation.


Book your NHS Flu vaccination

Click here to book the following NHS flu vaccinations:

  • NHS flu vaccinations – (50 years to 64 years old) 
  • NHS flu vaccinations – (18 to 64 year olds in at risk groups)
  • Private flu vaccinations – (14 to 64 year olds)
  • NHS flu vaccinations – (65 years old and over)
  • Durham County Council staff flu vaccinations


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Page last reviewed: February 14th, 2024