Clinics & Services

Our doctors and nurses provide a wide range of services to all patients registered with the practice, including advice and referral as appropriate. The practice also provides the following additional services: cervical screening, contraceptive services, vaccinations and immunisations, child health surveillance, maternity services and minor surgery (eg removal of small skin lesions, freezing warts, injection of joints etc.).

Travel Clinics

If you are travelling abroad you may need immunisations. For more information on our travel clinics, please click on this link: Travel Clinic

Family Planning

A comprehensive, confidential service including the provision of emergency contraception is available within normal surgery hours. Appointments can be made with any of the doctors or practice nurses.

Immunisations (children)

The practice encourages parents to ensure that their children are fully immunised before they reach school age. This gives maximum possible protection against a number of infectious diseases.

Immunisations (adults)

The practice offers a full range of immunisations for adults including tetanus and influenza. The annual “flu jabs” are usually given in September or October. Patients are invited to attend according to criteria such as their age and whether or not they have conditions such as diabetes or asthma. Any patients who may be unsure about whether flu immunisation is advisable are asked to contact the practice nurses who will provide advice. The practice nurses also advise patients about immunisations and health protection with regard to travelling abroad.

Antenatal and Postnatal Care

Antenatal and Postnatal clinics are held within the practice and are usually arranged through the main GP reception. The antenatal clinics are run by the midwives, and are held weekly within the practice – please contact reception for further information.

Private Services

The practice is able to provide an extensive range of private medical services to individual patients and organisations. These include: medicals, certificates, non-NHS vaccinations, employment medicals and the treatment of works injuries. If medical examinations are needed in order to obtain certificates for driving taxis or heavy goods vehicles, or to certify fitness to undertake sports or to travel, then a special appointment must be made and a fee will be payable.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Updates

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We are aware of letters being sent out by NHS England with an invite to have your COVID vaccination at Blackburn Cathedral.
If you do not wish to take up this offer for any reason, please wait for our phone call to invite you to book an appointment here at the health centre.
At the moment we have no timescale, but please be aware we will contact you with an appointment as soon as we possibly can.
Please could we remind all patients not to contact the surgery regarding the COVID vaccination.
We are in the process of contacting patients in the following order of group priority:
  • all those 80 years of age and over
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • all those 60 years of age and over
  • all those 55 years of age and over
  • all those 50 years of age and over
This is a staggered process, so please can we ask again that you wait to be contacted.
Thank you for your co-operation.