PRACTICE CLOSED 17TH APRIL 2024 FROM 13:00 – 18:30

Dear Patients,

All GP Practices in Blackburn with Darwen will be Closed on 17th April 2024 from 13:00 – 18:30 for Protected Learning Time. 

This enables practices to provide dedicated training to their staff and to discuss and plan ways that will allow them to improve services, meet demand and support the wellbeing of staff. 

If you need medical attention on this date:

  • For all life-threatening medical emergencies please call 999.
  • For urgent requests which cannot wait until the following day provisions have been made for urgent triage, please call 111.

For all routine requests for results, appointments, prescriptions, and general queries please call us on 01254 915823 or attend the practice when it reopens.

Please be aware planned future close down afternoons will be 22nd May and 12th June.


NHS England urges those unprotected against measles to come forward for their vaccinations.

Measles cases are continuing to rise across England, with a number of unvaccinated children and adults requiring hospital as infections take hold. 

This month, millions of parents and carers in England are being contacted by the NHS to book their children in for their missed measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as part of a major new campaign to protect children from becoming seriously unwell.

NHS figures show almost 3 million children under the age of 16 years are either unprotected or not fully protected and at risk of catching these serious and completely preventable diseases.

Measles is not just a childhood disease and can be serious at any age. If caught during pregnancy it can be very serious causing stillbirth, miscarriage and low birth weight and NHS bosses are also urging young adults to catch up on any missed doses before thinking about starting a family.

Two doses of the safe and effective MMR vaccine are needed for maximum life-long protection, with the first dose given around the child’s first birthday, and the second dose given at around three years and four months old.

However, anyone can catch up at any age on any missed doses and it’s never too late to protect yourself.

If your child has not had both doses of the MMR vaccine, contact the GP surgery to book an appointment as soon as possible and catch up.

Community Engagement Research Festival

The Community Engagement Research Festival is taking place this Saturday 2 March 2024 11am -2pm at the Blackburn Central Library, it is a public event and free for anyone to attend. 

Important General Information – X-Ray Times

Radiology Department

Current opening times for X-rays at all our sites

SiteOpening times
Accrington Victoria Community HospitalOpen Access – No booking required
Monday to Friday 9.15am – 4.30pm
Or pre-bookable appointments available
Monday to Friday 5.00pm – 8.00pm Saturday & Sunday 9.00am – 8.00pm No query fractures or recent trauma of the Spine, Pelvis, Hips or Femurs
Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, BlackburnClosed until further notice
Burnley General Teaching HospitalOpen Access – No booking required
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Clitheroe Community HospitalPatients to ring to book an appointment
Monday & Thursday
9.00am – 4.30pm
No query fractures or recent trauma of the Spine, Pelvis, Hips or Femurs
Rossendale Primary Health Care CentreOpen Access – No booking required
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
No query fractures or recent trauma of the Spine, Pelvis, Hips or Femurs
Royal Blackburn Teaching HospitalOpen Access – No booking required
Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday & Thursday 8.30am – 7.30pm

Patients with a history of any recent trauma/injury within the last 6 weeks or query fracture patients must only be sent to Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital or Burnley General Teaching Hospital (No appointments are needed for this patient group).  This will ensure ongoing treatment and care should it be required.

If an appointment is preferred, please contact Radiology on any of the following numbers:

01706 235336

01282 804090

01254 359209

01254 733467

Family Health Fair 2023

North and West are holding a health day on Saturday November the 25th at The Grand Venue, open to all patients in Blackburn with Darwen.

The idea is to have a mix of primary care, community and local services, pharmacies and social groups providing information and support to local residents.

Aiming to promote local services, create community links, increase uptake in health checks, screening programmes and vaccinations.


Grand Venue : 2 Harrison Street, Blackburn, BB2 2JE

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2023

The practice came together to hold our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September 2023.

What is the Macmillan Coffee Morning?

Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is the biggest fundraising event to support people living with cancer. The money raised at the Coffee Morning will help many living with cancer to live life as fully as they can. All you need to do is exchange cakes, coffee, tea, conversation, and, of course, money! Macmillan is available to assist patients in finding their best course of action starting at the time of diagnosis and whenever they need them the most. 

As a practice we raised an incredible amount of £254.76.

Many thanks to all who donated, made/bought cakes and biscuits, donated to the raffle prizes, bought raffle tickets and to all those that came on the day.

If you would like to learn more about the Macmillan Cancer Charity, or even donate, you can visit their website here

Important Announcement: Phone number changes

We will have our new phone line switched on Monday 22nd May 12pm (noon). The 01254617101 will no longer function

Our new phone number will be 01254 915823