The LPC is working closely with the CCG to implement the service across Gateshead and we will publish further details in due course as it becomes available.
David Carter, Chairman, Gateshead and South Tyneside LPC said "The LPC is delighted with this decision. Patients across Gateshead will finally be able access minor ailments in all parts of Gateshead. The LPC put a lot of work into the South Tyneside Think Pharmacy First Service and we are happy the CCG in Gateshead have decided to use the same service. The minor ailments service will help to relieve pressures in other parts of the NHS and utilise the Pharmacists and their teams"