• BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURE!! 29.03.2024 & 01.04.2024
  • Surgery closure notice!!!! 20/02/2024
  • NHS talking therapies- digital self-referral
    You can now use the digital self referral to refer yourself to the talking therapies.
  • Measles vaccinations
    Cases of measles are three times higher than last year. Don’t miss your immunisation . Forgotten to get your child immunised? Simply book an appointment with the nurse and we will get you up to date! Measles can cause severe complications – don’t risk your child’s health or the health of others. Book an appointment with… Read more: Measles vaccinations
  • Lancashire women- mental health and wellbeing
  • Improve your inhaler technique!!
    Please see poster, you can scan the QR codes for your inhalers and see information and videos on how to use them correctly, for people who are unable to use the codes you can follow the link. Thank you.
  • Flu clinic! From 12.12.2023
  • Ways to contact us!
    -Call us on 01254 52522/699948 -Visit us at The surgery, William hopwood street, Blackburn, BB1 1LX -Contact us form on the website -PATCHS, on the website
  • Digital Coaching for NHS appointments
    Is a friend or family member waiting for NHS treatment and struggling to get online? @AgeUKLancashire is offering digital coaching to patients on waiting lists in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Call 0300 303 1234 to sign up and #GetSetForSurgery
    Please have a look at the info below and feel free to join in and save the date!!! ‘The Wellbeing Service and re:fresh are continuing to provide personalised support to individuals that want information, motivation and guidance – Looking after our emotional and physical health is more important than ever’ – The Wellbeing Service and… Read more: WELLBEING FOR WOMEN!
  • Returning to school after illness
    Here is some advice on how long you should be waiting before you send your child back to school when they have been off due to illness. This can be critical as some of these illnesses are highly contagious and can cause breakouts within a school.
  • 1 appointment- 1 patient- 10 minutes
    Please see the information below regarding appointment times. We follow the ten minute appointment rule as we would like to ensure you receive the best care, when too many problems are booked into one appointment then we cannot guarantee the best care for you.
  • Stop smoking service
  • Pregnancy vaccination initiative clinics
    Broadway Pharmacy have been commissioned to support the delivery of maternal vaccinations (pertussis, flu and COVID-19) in Hospital Trusts in Lancashire and South Cumbria and Cheshire and Merseyside. Information on the initiative, locations and times when drop in clinics are available to pregnant women is at the following link. Pregnancy Vaccinations – Broadway Pharmacy with… Read more: Pregnancy vaccination initiative clinics
  • PATCHS Contact us onlineWelcome to William hopwood Surgery We have an online consultation service called PATCHS. You can access PATCHS by clicking the link aboveContacting using PATCHS instead of by telephone has a number of advantages for you including:• Getting help quicker from a GP • No queuing on the telephone.• Ability to submit requests… Read more: PATCHS
  • Accessible Standards- Deaf patients
    Access to services is a common barrier faced daily by many deaf people. Something simple, like seeing a GP or attending hospital appointments can cause difficulties for many deaf people. The main barrier faced is often that of communication. An all-too-common example are health issues, where deaf people could be misdiagnosed or receive the wrong… Read more: Accessible Standards- Deaf patients
  • FREE training for parents and carers
    Are you a parent of a child in a Secondary School in BwD? PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide are currently conducting a project within Blackburn with Darwen. The aim of this project is to address and prevent suicide, self-harm and bullying in Secondary Educational Settings.  As part of this project they are offering FREE training for… Read more: FREE training for parents and carers
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) & Infant Feeding
  • 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… Read more: Infection Control Guidelines
  • 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… Read more: NHS COVID Pass letter
  • 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… Read more: COVID Vaccination 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… Read more: COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • 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… Read more: Digitalisation of Medical Records
  • 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… Read more: NIHR Germ Defence Study
    Please click the below link for further information on advice on the current Coronavirus outbreak
  • 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… Read more: Over the counter medications and treatments
  • 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… Read more: Primary Care federation GP extended access service.
  • 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.