Pharmacy Opening Times Christmas and New Year 2020/2
Important Notice About The Telephones
We are aware of the difficulties that some of our patients are experiencing in getting through to the practice on the telephone. We do apologise and we are working hard to resolve this with our IT/telephone supplier. We are aware that during peak periods, for example, Monday mornings, phone lines tend to be by far the busiest. Practices in Pennine Lancashire are working with the supplier to migrate away from what was an old system to a new one and this work will conclude in early June. This new system has additional capacity for practices when they are experiencing a high volume of calls. We will keep patients up to date with this and in the meantime ask patients to bear with us, particularly during peak periods
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
Important Patient Information Regarding Coronavirus
For updates, advise and information about the support available during the Coronavirus Pandemic, please visit our Coronavirus Page.
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.
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.
Drs Master, Privonitz, Wooding, Brosnan, Garg, Misra and Latif
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
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 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.