Dear Patients,

All GP Practices in Blackburn with Darwen will be Closed on 28th November 2023 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 20th February 2024 and 12th March 2024.

Thank you

Angela Newman

Practice Manager

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


All of our adult clinics have now been complete.

As we have some vaccine remaining (mainly over 65s) we are doing additional mop up clinics.

The mop up clinics are not walk ins. Please contact the practice to book in if you have received a letter or text message.

Reminder this year these clinics are for Flu Vaccine Only.

Autumn COVID-19 Booster is not available from the GP Practice, but patients can access this vaccine at local pharmacies or via 119.

Kind Regards

Angela Newman

Practice Manager

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

Patient Participation Group

Would you like to be involved in regular discussions on how to improve care at Oakenhurst?

Do you have ideas on how we can work better together?

If so, please get in touch with the practice on 01254 915823 and ask to enrol the Patient Participation Group. A member of the team will be in touch to discuss your application.


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