A South Shields pharmacy has announced it is to close at the end of the month.

Galen Pharmacy, which is adjacent to Stanhope Parade Health Centre in Gordon Street, has formally withdrawn from the pharmaceutical list within South Tyneside and its contract with NHS England will end at midnight on December 31.

The pharmacy, which has been trading since 1987, has undertaken to inform all patients and care homes of the closure and ensure that all patients with prescriptions awaiting collection are contacted and if necessary will deliver the medication to patients’ homes.

Full details can be found on the NHS England closure notice here:

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