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    When you call for an appointment we now ask for a brief outline of your problem. We have developed a new role in the practice - called a care navigator - to help you to see the right health professional first time.

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    To make an appointment, ring Blackburn 617521 during the surgery times or or visit the surgery between 08.00am and 6.30pm.

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    Our repeat prescriptions are computerised. Each repeat prescription will come with a tear-off slip, listing your medication and how to order further repeat prescriptions.

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    The partners offer a comprehensive range of appointments, both bookable in advance and on the day, at varying times of the day, to meet our patients' demands.

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Little Harwood Health Centre

  • Telephone 01254 617521

Welcome To The Practice


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At risk? It's time to get your flu jab.

Flu Clinics

We invite all eligible patients to contact us to book a timed appointment for a flu vaccination, please contact reception to book an appointment.

Please attand on and at the time of the appointment, please wear a face mask and a short sleved shirt to allow easy access to the upper arm.  

Mask Wearing from 19th July 2021

Mask wearing will become optional from 19th July 2021 as per government guidelines announced on Monday 5 July 2021. We must stress however, 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 you will often, be in close proximity to our clinicians when you come to us, we will continue to ask patients to wear masks on our premises until further notice. This is to minimise disruption to our service and ensure those most vulnerable are still protected when accessing care.

NHS Patients, Staff and Visitors Must Continue To Wear Face Coverings in Healthcare Settings

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.

NHS England » NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

Important Patient Information Regarding Coronavirus

From the 18th of May the general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste. It is now:

New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste

Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change in smell or taste.

Click here for important information to keep you safe while isolating at home

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Important Patient Information Regarding Coronavirus

For updates, advise and information about the support available during the Coronavirus Pandemic, please visit our Coronavirus Page.

Baby Registration Form

Please click here for the registration page to download our Baby Registration Form to be completed and returned to the surgery.


Gp and nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evenings and at the weekend. To book an appointment, contact your practice. Your NHS, here for you.

Patients across the country can now access appointments with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional in the evenings and weekends either through a local GP access ‘hub’, their own practice or a practice nearby.

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Join the Patient Participation Group 

The Practice would like to revive the Patient Participation Group, with the intention that patients’ views and suggestions would become an integral part of our ongoing practice development.

We hope that members would become involved in decisions about the range and quality of the services we provide.

We hope to attract interest from patients of a mixed age and gender and hope that representation will be covered from across our practice area.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact our receptionist to obtain a form to register as a member or alternatively you can click here to register through our website

This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.

The Partners

Drs Master, Privonitz, Wooding, Brosnan, Garg, Misra and Latif

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ONLINE Appointments

Online appointments are available to patients; Please see our Receptionist to receive your Patient Access registration form. **Patients need to provide PHOTO ID upon request for registration**

PATIENT ACCESS what is this?

Patient Access is an online service provided by EMIS Health. Patient Access provide the clinical system, that we, your practice uses and which you connect to through Patient Access. Your Patient Access account is configured and looked after by our practice.

You will be able to benefit from the online service enabling you to:-

  • Book your appointments to see one of our GPs online
  • Issue online repeat prescription requests
  • Medical Record viewing; Medications, Immunisations and Allergies.

CLICK HERE FOR PATIENT ACCESS www.patientaccess.com

Over 1 million people received a penalty charge notice after claiming free prescriptions last year Don't assume you're entitled check at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/freeprescriptions

Free Help and Support to improve your health Blackburn and Darwen Wellbeing Service Contact Us You can ask your GP to refer you or contact us directly call 01254 682 037 visit www.refreshbwd.com or email wellbeing@blackburn.gov.uk

History Of The Practice

The practice was formed in the late 1960s, when the town practices of Drs Dixon, Ramage and Burke amalgamated. It moved into its current health centre premises in 1968. Dr Mowbray joined in 1981, Dr Dervan in 1986, both having been trainees here. (Dr Dervan retired in 2012 and Dr Mowbray the following year.) Dr Bristow joined in 1993, Dr Tucker in 1994, Dr Privonitz in 1995, Dr McCarthy in 1997 and Dr Master in 2012. Drs Wooding and Brosnan joined the practice in 2013 on a part-time basis.

The Surgery

The health centre stands on Plane Tree Road, opposite the Memorial Clock Tower. Parking can be difficult but we do reserve a space for disabled patients in front of the surgery on Plane Tree Road; behind it on Bay Street; and there is a large car park available under the railway bridge and Beech Street.

There is easy access for the disabled, via a ramped footpath from Plane Tree Road. A wheelchair is available.

Primary Care Trust

Blackburn with Darwen Teaching Care Trust Plus is the organisation which should be approached for details of the primary medical services in the area. Their telephone number is: 01254 282000.

Practice News
  • 03Dec 2021

    Positive Minds: Courses for improved Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Positive Minds Courses are specifically developed to help improve emotional wellbeing, whilst learning something new and meeting people. Courses take place in community venues and provide the opportunity to identify and practice ways to cope and feel better.

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  • 07Jul 2021

    Mask Wearing from 19th July 2021

    Mask wearing will become optional from 19th July 2021 as per government guidelines announced on Monday 5 July 2021. We must stress however, that the same guidance suggests caution and recommends ongoing wearing of masks in closed spaces, small areas and where vulnerable people will be present.

    Read More »
  • 22Apr 2021

    Questions about Cancer?

    Macmillan Cancer Support can help

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