News

  • Phone queries
    “We are aware there is an ongoing issue with the GP practice phones and that patients are having difficulty getting through to the Practice. Please only call between 08.00am and 09.00am if you have an acute medical need in order to help those patients in most need get through to us. This issue has been […]
  • Covid testing update
    Rapid testing for people without symptoms Everyone in Blackburn with Darwen without symptoms of coronavirus can access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing. Rapid tests using lateral flow devices are available from the borough’s three testing hubs: Ewood Park (Darwen End) open: 8am-3pm (Mon-Fri) King George’s Hall, Blackburn open: 7.30am-3pm (Mon-Fri) Work at Over Darwen House, […]
  • IT phone issues
    We are aware of the difficulties that some of our patients are experiencing in getting through to the practice on the telephone. We do apologise and we are working hard to resolve this with our IT/telephone supplier. We are aware that during peak periods, for example, Monday mornings, phone lines tend to be by far […]
  • NHS App
    From your smartphone visit: www.mygp.io/app
  • Shielding Advice for Blackburn with Darwen
    I am classed as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ – what clinical advice should I be following now? The shielding guidance published on 23rd June remains in place and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable in the Blackburn with Darwen area should continue to follow it for the foreseeable future. This means:   you are strongly advised to […]
  • Blackburn with Darwen Coronavirus Alert
    Introducing new local measures to control virus spread July 15, 2020 Blackburn with Darwen’s Director of Public Health has today announced new local measures to help control the spread of Coronavirus. These measures, specific to Blackburn with Darwen, are aimed at helping avoid a local lockdown by getting a grip on the rise in cases […]
  • Mental Wellbeing Workshops
  • Health and Wellbeing Service
      BwD Help Hub supporting local people in need Care Network and community organisations across Blackburn with Darwen are working with the Council to deliver coordinated support through a central hub to support residents during the Coronavirus outbreak. By providing food and essential items to people in need By helping arrange deliveries to people in isolation who have […]
  • Children Advice
    https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2020-04/covid19_advice_for_parents_when_child_unwell_or_injured_poster.pdf
  • 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. https://elht.nhs.uk/services/integrated-msk-pain-and-rheumatology-service
  • Coronavirus Research Help
  • Get an isolation note
    An unprecedented number of patients will be off work or self isolating due to household contacts. This will lead to issues around sick notes. If you are personally affected – patients should self certify for the first seven days as normal. If you are unwell for more than seven days then complete the NHS111 online […]
  • Sick notes for self isolation
    An unprecedented number of patients will be off work or self isolating due to household contacts. This will lead to issues around sick notes. If you are personally affected – patients should self certify for the first seven days as normal. If you are unwell for more than seven days then complete the NHS111 online […]
  • Covid-19 Advice
    Symptoms The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: new continuous cough and/or high temperature For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. Main messages if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. […]
  • Suspension of Online Appointment Booking Service
    Further to advice from the British Medical Association, we have suspended the provision for booking appointments through the online system. This is in response to the coronavirus outbreak from Covid-19. This has been advised to prevent the unintentional spread of the coronavirus in patients who use this service. Please book your appointments via our receptionist […]
  • Coronavirus Update 13th March
    If you have a cough or a fever please do NOT come to the practice. Instead access NHS111 and complete the advice as per. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 use this link to access further care. For the latest government guidance please click on: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
  • Lung Checks
  • Patient Accessibility
    IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY, HEARING OR VISUAL LOSS AND NEED US TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU IN A PARTICULAR WAY, PLEASE LET ANY OF THE TEAM KNOW.
  • 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 only. This is to improve access and reduce waiting times. Please be advised that all cervical smears will be booked for the Spoke Weekend clinic on level […]
  • 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
    Travel vaccinations are provided at Oakenhurst Medical Practice as a courtesy to our own patients. A minimum of 3 months notice is needed to ensure we have an appointment for you and also so that we have the vaccines you need and time to complete the course. If you are travelling at short notice it […]
  • 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 617101 – option 1. (they do not take direct bookings […]
  • Mellor Branch Surgery
    Our branch surgery at Mellor is now open.  Please call 01254 617101  to make appointments and order prescriptions. Surgery open times are :  Monday’s and Friday’s 08.30-16.30 (closed for lunch between 12.30-13.00 on these days), and open Wednesday mornings 09.30-13.00. Various GP’s  will work at the branch surgery and there are practice nurse  appointments available also.  […]
  • Medicines for Minor Ailments
      Click on the link below for further information. Self Care Flyer