News

  • August Bank Holiday Appointments
  • Infection Control Guidelines
    COVID-19 is still with us, and the highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of our staff, patients and visitors. While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, in line with Government guidance, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are […]
  • Face Coverings
  • NHS COVID Pass letter
    An NHS COVID Pass letter allows you to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries or territories. If you do not have access to a smartphone and know the country you’re travelling to requires evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call 119 from […]
  • Breast Screening Open Invite
  • COVID Vaccination Clinics
    In response to the surge of the Indian variant it has been agreed over the weekend that the Acorn Centre will hold clinics on behalf of Pennine Lancashire. The clinics will be held over the next two weeks on Wednesday 19th May, Thursday 20th May, Friday 21st May 2021 and Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th May 2021. The clinics […]
  • COVID Vaccine and Breastfeeding
  • May Day Opening
  • Zero Tolerance Policy
  • Easter Opening
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations
    The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun in Blackburn with Darwen. However, initially the vaccination will be prioritised for those over 80, care home workers and residents, and frontline health and care staff.   Healthcare workers are working tirelessly to deliver this service and will contact eligible patients where appropriate. Please help […]
  • Christmas & New Year Clinics
  • Digitalisation of Medical Records
    Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitalisation of Medical Records.  Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to […]
  • NIHR Germ Defence Study
    NIHR Study: Germ Defence Covid-19 Study The Germ Defence study has been endorsed as a National Urgent Public Health Research COVID-19 Priority Project by Prof. Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England. The Germ Defence website is an evidence-based behaviour change website that provides advice on infection control at home. The COVID-19 version of […]
  • CORONAVIRUS
    Please click the below link for further information on advice on the current Coronavirus outbreak https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
  • Over the counter medications and treatments
    Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group recently carried out a public consultation on behalf of all GP practices asking if it is appropriate to use NHS resources to routinely prescribe medicines for short term minor ailments or conditions when the respective medicine can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket at a significantly lower cost […]
  • Primary Care federation GP extended access service.
    The practice is a member of Blackburn with Darwen’s Local Primary Care GP federation.  Local Primary Care federation runs a GP extended access service that provides additional appointments at four neighbourhood GP extended access surgeries. Patients can be booked into one of the four GP extended access surgeries via the practice receptionists accordingly. Please ask […]
  • Repeat Medication Changes
    As from Monday 5th June 2017 your chemist will no longer be able to order your repeat medication on your behalf. Please contact the surgery on 01254 699948 between 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm to order your prescription. Alternatively, please order your prescription online. For further information please contact reception.