Albert Road Surgery

GP2Pharmacy is a new initiative to make additional appointments with healthcare professionals available to patients in South Tyneside.  Please note, following government guidance, all appointment requests within this service are being triaged by the pharmacist.

We know that people visit their GP with minor illnesses that their local pharmacist could help with. Instead of booking a GP appointment, you can book an appointment at your local pharmacy instead. 

All pharmacists can give advice and medicine if you need it that will help clear up the problem.

If your condition is more serious they will then refer you to your GP.

What’s more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends. Click here to find your nearest pharmacy.


Which illnesses are included?

Advice from your pharmacist is always free but thanks GP2Pharmacy scheme they can also provide treatment for the minor illnesses below:

Aches and pains

  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Period pain
  • Teething
  • Toothache


  • Bites and stings
  • Hay fever
  • Skin reaction

Colds and flu

  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Fever and/or temperature

Ear care

  • Earache
  • Ear infection
  • Ear wax

Eye care

  • Bacterial conjunctivitis (sticky eyes)
  • Styes

Stomach aches

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Indigestion
  • Reflux
  • Threadworm
  • Vomiting

Head lice

Any skin or mouth problem

  • Athletes foot
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Contact dermatitis (inflammation of skin)
  • Fungal nail infection
  • Impetigo (blisters)
  • Nappy rash
  • Scabies
  • Skin rash
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Warts and verrucae

Can I get free treatment?

If you don’t normally pay for your medicines, then you don’t need to pay with Think Pharmacy First – you can get them free and over the counter from your local pharmacist without the need to see your GP.

For more information, please click here.