Darwen Healthcare is supporting the COVID 19 Treatment Trials

Darwen Healthcare is supporting vital COVID 19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE.

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if you have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:

  •  A continuous new or worsening cough
  • A high temperature

 and you are in the following Patient groups:

  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

If you would like to discuss taking part in PRINCIPLE, please contact us on 01234 226691 opt 3 and ask for PRINCIPLE trial information. We will be sending text messages to patients in these groups who have registered their mobile number and you can follow the links on your smart phone

Please see www.phctrials.ox.ac.uk/principle-trial for full details of this study.

If you would like to know more about COVID 19 research and how you can contribute, please visit the Be Part of Research site, www.bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk, which is run by the National Institute for Health Research. 


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Darwen Healthcare is one of the three GP Practices supporting the Darwen Primary Care Neighbourhood. The group has held two health days in Darwen and you can find more information at  https://www.healthydarwen.com/

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The NHS in Darwen Healthcare and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.


  • Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ to find the latest advice and information

    Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. 

    Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

    Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

    • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

    You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 


Welcome to Darwen Healthcare “Where your health matters”

Darwen Healthcare aims to provide quality care to patients in the area from modern purpose-built premises in Darwen Health Centre. The premises are designed and equipped to meet the needs of our patients. This includes wheelchair access to all rooms, disabled toilets and a hearing loop in reception. A wheelchair for patient use is available and we have emergency equipment consisting of Oxygen, defibrillator and emergency drugs.In the car park there are designated disabled parking spaces.

Our GPs, Advanced Clinical Nurse Practitioners, Physician Associates, Paramedics, Trainees and Nursing staff and all our non-clinical staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and we hope that 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

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