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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • FLU CLINICS 2023
    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 […]
  • 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
  • MyGP App
    Need Help Using the MyGP App? “The easiest way to manage you and your loved ones’ wellbeing” For help and advice on how to register and use the MyGP App can be found on the following links below. Download the App for iPhone or Android phones at: How does a patient register onto the app? […]
  • 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 […]
  • Smoking Cessation
  • NHS App
    From your smartphone visit:
  • Mental Wellbeing Workshops
  • Back pain
    For those who have been signposted due to back pain by the GP: please click on this link for further information on exercises and advice to manage your back pain.
  • Lung Checks
  • Patient Accessibility
  • Confidentiality Statement
  • Cervical Smear Update
    The practice has been looking at ways to facilitate smears for patients. We will be arranging these with our team at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre on weekends. This is to improve access and reduce waiting times. Please be advised cervical smears that are booked for the Spoke Weekend clinic are held on level 2 […]
  • Patient Survey results – Surgery Opening Times
    Please click on the link below to read the patient survey results on our Opening Times. -Patient-survey-on-Oakenhurst-Medical-Practice-Surgery-Opening-Times-2
  • Care Navigation
    Care Navigation is tried and tested mode of care that improves access to primary care services for patients and reduces GP pressures all in one.  It allows front line staff to provide patients with more information about local health and well being services, both within and outside of  primary care, in a safe and effective […]
  • Travel Vaccinations
    At present, the practice is not providing any travel vaccination appointments. All our patients are being redirected to the travel clinic held at Buncer Lane Pharmacy (6 Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2SS) To obtain a copy of your vaccination history, please contact the surgery and we can get this printed off for you.
  • GP Extended Access – Spoke Appointments
    Did you know that there are GP appointments available on Saturday and Sunday mornings each week at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre.  These ‘spoke’ clinics are provided at the Family Practice on Level 2.  You can book these appointments through our surgery by phoning 01254 915823 – option 1. (they do not take direct bookings […]
  • Mellor Branch Surgery
    Our branch surgery at Mellor is now open. Surgery open times are :  Monday’s (14:00 – 17:00) and Friday’s (13:00-15:30). Various GP’s  will work at the branch surgery.  Please note no healthcare assistant / nurse appointments are held at Mellor.
  • Medicines for Minor Ailments
      Click on the link below for further information. Self Care Flyer