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.
Become a Dementia Friend
Dementia Friends is about giving more people an understanding of dementia and the small things that could make a difference to people living in their community.
For more information : www.dementiafriends.org.uk
Protected Learning Time 2014
In order for the doctors and clinical staff to attend learning time in 2014 the practice will be providing emergency cover only from 12:30 pm on the following dates: 19 June 2014, 8 July 2014, 24 September 2014, 14 October 2014 and 20 November 2014.
Flu Immunisation Appointments 2014
You can now book your flu immunisation appointment. Please contact the surgery on 01254 226691
Patient Reference Group
The Patient Reference Group's next meeting is being held on Monday 22 September 2014 at 5:30pm in the Multi Purpose Room, Darwen Health Centre.
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
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.
See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times
(Site updated 03/09/2014)