Flu vaccinations are here – get yours now!!!

    Help protect yourself and others this flu season – get vaccinated now!

    We are pleased to announce that we have now launched our flu vaccination campaign for 2023 and are offering jabs at all 3 of our branches.

    No need to book appointments, just walk in to one of our branches to get your flu jab.

    Private Flu Jabs

    For those not eligible for free NHS flu jabs, private vaccinations are available at a price of £17 each.


    • When to get vaccinated: You can be vaccinated at any time during the flu season (September – March). The best time to get vaccinated is September – early November.
    • Course: One dose
    • Boosters: The flu jab is developed to protect against current common strains of the flu every year. You can have a flu jab every year.
    • How it is given: The flu jab is given as an injection in the upper arm, and protects against the most common strains of the virus.
    • Side effects: The flu jab can cause side effects, such as mild flu-like symptoms, but it is an inactive vaccine so can not cause flu itself. The injection can cause redness, pain, and swelling at the injection site.

    FREE NHS Flu Vaccine

    You’re eligible for a FREE NHS flu vaccine if: You’re over 65. You’ve had a stroke. You’re pregnant. You have lung disease or asthma. You’re diabetic. You have chronic heart disease. You have a chronic kidney condition. You have a chronic liver condition. 


    Council Flu Jabs

    A safe, effective, annual influenza vaccination is available free of charge for groups who are at risk, including care/residential home; formal carers; health and social care workers and more.

    Private Flu Jabs

    Adults who are not eligible for a flu vaccine on the NHS can pay for a flu vaccination privately. It’s provided on a private patient basis. Only £17 each

    Our Services 

    Flu jabs

    The Flu Vaccine Protects Those Who Are At Risk Of Flu And Its Complications. You Might Be Eligible For A Free Flu Vaccine. Preventing Flu.

    UTI Service

    All 3 of our branches are offering a UTI (urinary tract infection) service for females aged 16 - 65. Just pop into one of our branches and talk to our Pharmacists who will be able to issue antibiotics if suitable.

    New Medication Service

    New Medicine Service (NMS) If you're prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your Darling's pharmacy.

    Monitored Dosage Systems

    At Darling's Pharmacy we offer a Monitored Dosage System that can help patients who take a lot of different medications at different times of day.

    Online Prescriptions

    You can now order your NHS repeat prescriptions online with Darling's. Ordering your NHS prescriptions online with Darling's takes the hassle out repeat prescriptions.

    Stop Smoking Service

    Your Local Darling's Pharmacy can advise you of the products available to prevent your cravings and can signpost you to your nearest stop smoking service.

    Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed – for example, a condom has split or you have missed a pill.

    "Think Pharmacy 1st" Minor Ailments Service

    The "Think Pharmacy 1st" Minor Ailments Service aims to enable more patients to access NHS treatment and advice without requiring a GP or A&E.

    FREE Prescription Delivery Service

    We over a prescription delivery service free of charge accross South Tyneside. 

    We aim to deliver your prescription to you within 24 hours of us receiving it from your GP. We also off a late afternoon service for any urgent medications such as antibiotics. 

    For patients who receive a Monitored Dosage System, this will be delivered on the same day of the week each time. If you have multiple deliveries in a week, we will combine these into one but only if it is safe and appropriate to do so.

    If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0191 455 4551 or by emailing your nominated branch.

    Better Health Care is Our Mission

    Free prescription ordering and delivery service covering the whole of South Tyneside

    Darling’s Farnham

    433 Stanhope Road
    South Shields
    NE33 4QY

    0191 455 4551 opt 4

    Farnham Road

    Darling’s Dean Road

    88 Dean Road
    South Shields
    NE33 4AR

    0191 455 4551 opt 3

    Dean Road

    Darling’s Chichester

    1 Stanhope Pde
    South Shields
    NE33 4BB

    0191 455 4551 opt 2