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Marsden Road Health Centre, Marsden Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 6RE | Telephone: 0191 283 2861

Wawn Street Surgery, Wawn Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 4DX | Telephone: 0191 454 2211


Ordering your prescription

The easiest way to order repeat prescriptions is:

  • using your NHS account (through the NHS website or in the NHS App)
  • ask your local pharmacy to order on your behalf

This account shows you all your repeat medicines and dosages and you can choose the ones you need.

You can also:

  • fill out a repeat prescriptions request form
  • bring the paper form to the surgery, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 6.00pm

Repeat prescription requests can be taken over the phone, for those patients who cannot access systems online or make it into the practice.

Collecting your Prescription

You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.

You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:

  • on the app where you order repeat prescriptions
  • at your GP practice
  • at any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions

How to query your medication

If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.

The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

If you would like to speak to someone at the GP surgery about your prescription:

  • phone to book an appointment with our pharmacist on 0191 283 2861 (Marsden Road) or 0191 454 2211 (Wawn Street)
  • complete an eConsult.

Medication Reviews

If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when you need to come in for a review.

Prescription Charges

Find out more about prescription charges (nhs.uk).

What to do with old medicines

Take it to the pharmacy you got it from. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.

About Pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:

  • coughs
  • colds
  • sore throats
  • tummy trouble
  • aches and pains

They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends.

Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    06:30pm to 08:00pm - open for pre-booked appointments only
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    06:30pm to 08:00pm - open for pre-booked appointments only
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    06:30pm to 08:00pm - open for pre-booked appointments only
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
  • Saturday
    09:00am to 01:00pm
    Open for pre-booked appointments only
  • Sunday
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