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Welcome to Darwen Healthcare Online

Darwen Healthcare aims to provide the highest quality care to patients in the area.  Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.


Practice Update - Changing our Clinical System

On Tuesday 15 April 2014 we will be changing our Clinical (Computer) System from Vision to EMIS WEB. During the initial transition period we would ask our patients to be as tolerant as possible. If you experience any difficulties during this transition period please do not hesitate to contact Ann Neville, Customer Services Manager or a member of her team.

Practice Information Leaflet

We have reviewed our practice information leaflet and this is now available to download Practice Leaflet.

Common Childhood Illnesses Booklet

Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill - use this handbook (link below)
to learn how to care for your child at home, when to call a Doctor and when to
contact Emergency Services.
Most of the problems you will come up against are simply an everyday part of growing
up, often helped with a chat with your Midwife, Health Visitor or School Nurse. Almost
all babies, toddlers and children will get the most common childhood illnesses like
chickenpox, colds, sore throats and ear infections. While these are not very nice at the
time they are easy to treat by your Doctor or at home with the support from a Doctor or
Health Visitor rather than a trip to Accident & Emergency.
This handbook helps point you in the right direction and explain what you can do at home
to help, or where you need to go to get assistance and advice. It has been put together with
help from health care professionals. If you are worried you must get further advice. Trust your
instincts, you know your child better than anybody else.
This handbook also contains general welfare information which will help you keep you
and your child safe and healthy.
If you require this booklet in another language please contact Blackburn with Darwen
Clinical Commissioning Group on 01254 282000.

Blackburn with Darwen Common Childhood Illnesses Booklet

Staff Training

The practice will be carrying out staff training every Wednesday from 12.30 until 14.00 from the 20th November 2013.  This will ensure that our staff are trained in all aspects to give you our patients the best possible service that we can.  During these training sessions an emergency only service will be provided and we would request that all non-emergency queries/prescription collections are done after 14.00. 

Smoking Cessation Service

Darwen Healthcare is pleased to to be working with the smoking cessation service delivered by Blackburn with Darwen Council.  For more information please go to link here www.refreshbwd.com.  To make an appointment to see an smoking advisor on a 1 to 1 basis, please ring 01254 587999 to make an appointment. A full list of all venues providing a smoking cessation service is below:

Current Stop Smoking Clinics Blackburn with Darwen

Important Information Patient Data Extraction

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so that the NHS can provide the best possible care for everyone.

This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are going to be sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.  This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.  If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to reception staff or read the leaflet How information about you helps us to provide better care

More information can be found here

Change of Address and Personal Details

Please remember to inform the practice if you change your address or telephone number. 

Failure to do this could result in NHS England removing you from our list.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service enables our prescribers - such as GPs and practice nurses - to send prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for you.

  • If you collect repeat prescriptions you will not have to visit our practice just to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send the prescription electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
  • The prescription is an electronic message so there is no paper prescription to lose.
  • You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
  • If the prescription needs to be cancelled the GP can electronically cancel and issue a new prescription without you having to return to the practice – saving you extra trips.

  • You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions can be made ready before you arrive.

Please contact your prefered pharmacy to sign up to EPS.

Opening Hours

See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times

Sexual Health Clinic St Peter's Centre Burnley  01282 644300 

Genito-urinary medicine clinics screen and treat sexually transmitted infections known as STI’s. In addition to this staff including doctors and nurses give support and advice to anyone that is worried about acquiring an STI and also any other worries about their sexual health.

The department is open to anyone irrespective of age, gender and sexuality and is confidential and friendly. Patients can either ring for an appointment or attend their walk in clinics. Patients do not need to visit their GP first.

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