Services Database GP2Pharmacy Service (South Tyneside Area)

Service ID



The ‘GP2Pharmacy’ service enables GP reception staff to book fixed time appointments for suitable patients (depending on their symptoms and conditions) at their local pharmacy as opposed to waiting for an appointment at their GP practice. Suitable patients will have a consultation with the pharmacist and provision of advice and/or medicines will be supplied to patients through the locally commissioned Minor Ailment Scheme and Patient Group Directions, as well as offering signposting or referral back to the GP practice as appropriate.
The service also supports other planned patient appointments on a pro-active basis such as regular check-ups (for example, physical monitoring for patients taking oral contraceptives), long term condition management (such as blood pressure), and semi-centralised disease specific clinics to assist with polypharmacy and compliance.
The pilot scheme runs until September 2019, offering 8,000 appointments at around 30 locations in South Tyneside, including some weekend appointments.

Location of service

Gateshead & South Tyneside LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Minor ailment service

Other organisations involved


Start date: 30/10/2018
End date: 30/09/2019




Not known.


This service is available in the South Tyneside area.