About us

The Castle Medical Group was formed on 1 April 2000 as the result of a merger between the Railway View and Castle Medical practices, both based in Clitheroe Health Centre since 1975. The practice is committed to providing healthcare to all members of the family.

The main surgery premises are in Clitheroe Health Centre, which we share with a neighbouring practice. The Health Centre includes a large treatment room, which is available to the public for the treatment of minor injuries. In addition, the practice has premises known as the “Annexe” at 6 Railway View Road, Clitheroe. Appointments for all surgeries should be booked through the main surgery.

The practice is committed to developing the skills of doctors, nurses and other members of the team. We train medical students and doctors at various stages of their careers. We can also offer work experience placements to school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. We are a recognised Training Practice for GP Specialty Trainees who are qualified doctors preparing to work in general practice, and Foundation Doctors working for a limited time in general practice as part of their hospital training. The qualified trainers in the practice are Dr Will Mackean, Dr Susie Owen, Dr Sunil Nedungayil, and Dr Mike Doherty.

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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.
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***
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.