News

  • Car Park
    The car park at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre is presently closed. There are 8 disabled parking spaces in the green park opposite. This will be the case until the end of January,
  • Covid Booster Update December 2021
    Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities. All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December. […]
  • Ordering prescriptions
    How you can order your medication at the Practice is changing… We are aware that the phone system remains to be an issue across Blackburn with Darwen. To help support our patients, the way in which you order your medication is changing. From today, if patients wish to contact the Practice to order their prescription […]
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Facemasks for NHS
    NOTICE TO OUR PATIENTS FROM 19TH JULY 2021 The government announced that Mask wearing will become optional from 19th July 2021, however we must stress that the same guidance suggests caution and recommends ongoing wearing of masks in closed spaces, small areas and where vulnerable people will be present. As a Primary Care institute our protocols […]
  • Phone queries
    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 […]
  • NHS App
    From your smartphone visit: www.mygp.io/app
  • 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. https://elht.nhs.uk/services/integrated-msk-pain-and-rheumatology-service
  • Coronavirus Research Help
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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