To Contact the surgery by Telephone 01254 226691 then select Opt 1 Prescriptions Opt 2 Home Visit or Cancel Appointment Opt 3 Make an Appointment or Speak to Reception Option 4 To speak to Medical Secretaries
the online booking system for telephone and video consultations is available via myGP app or Patient Access
For the foreseeable future consultations will be preferably by a video call to a smart phone or tablet or telephone if video is not an option. If the clinician needs you to have a face to face consultation this will be arranged. You can download more information about using video consultations from the link on the right
We have also developed a nursing strategy for patients who receive check-ups for their chronic disease to ensure that their care is still delivered.
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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
COVID Vaccinations Update
Darwen Healthcare is delighted to advise that the community clinics are now in progress in Blackburn with Darwen.
If you are eligible - We will contact you in due course with an invitation to book. We ask at this time that you wait until contacted. We need to keep the telephone lines as free as possible for patients ringing in who may be acutely unwell.
We know many of you will have many questions about the new Covid vaccine. To help you with any queries that you may have please click the link below that will take you to the Blackburn with Darwen CCG Covid Frequently Asked Questions site
Can we take this opportunity to than you all for your patience not all eligible patients will be invited before Christmas but rest assured, we will continue to roll out invites as the vaccine become available in line with National delivery programmes and eligibility
Congratualtions to Dr Ninan
Dr Ninan at Darwen Healthcare Some really lovely news ! The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, which is the UK’s only patient led Heart Failure Charity have awarded Dr Mammen Ninan, GP at Darwen Health Centre their National “You’re Simply Marvellous” Award for the exceptional quality of care and treatment he and team offer heart failure patients. Dr Ninan and partners were nominated by a local Heart Failure patient - Gavin Redhead and was one of only 5 individual healthcare professionals chosen nationally. Great work and well done!!
Healthy Darwen Community Group
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/
When we are closed
If you have an urgent problem that cannot wait until surgery is open please ring the NHS helpline on 111
If you are experiencing pains in your chest , shortness of breath or the person you are with has lost conciouness and cannot be roused ring 999 and ask for an ambulance
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