How to see the Doctor

All surgeries are by appointment only. Appointments are available to be booked on the day for urgent matters and in advance for more routine things.

Routine appointments are able to be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.

The main surgery telephone number is: 01200 413535

A routine appointment is normally for a maximum of ten minutes. If you feel that your problem may take longer, it would be helpful if you inform the receptionist when making your appointment.

You may also book a limited number of routine appointments with your doctor on line. In order to do this you will need to register for the service with the reception team—please ask them to register you for EMIS Access.

You may see a Practice Nurse if you have a minor illness as this may be more appropriate than seeing a doctor. The receptionist will advise you.

How to see the Nursing Team

The Nursing Team operate an appointment system. Appointments may be booked in advance. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment by using the main surgery number above.

Speaking to the Doctor over the Telephone

If you wish to speak to a doctor on the telephone, please liaise with the receptionist to arrange a convenient time. This will usually be after morning surgery or before or after afternoon surgery.

Home Visits

Patients are asked to attend surgery whenever possible, as there are better facilities there for assessment and treatment. However, patients who are too ill to attend, or who are housebound, should telephone for a home visit, preferably before 10.30 am. Please give the receptionist as much information as you can, to allow doctors to prioritise their house calls. Visits are usually done after morning surgery.

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.