The Family Practice

Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, Simmons Street, Blackburn BB2 1AX

Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice has a range of clinics and services:

Chronic Illness Management

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diabetes

Additional Services

Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

europe Europe & Russia usa North America
mexico Central America brazil South America
jamaica Caribbean South_Africa Africa
israel Middle East pakistan Central Asia
japan East Asia australia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Passport signing
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

Important Notice

The Federation of Blackburn with Darwen GPs surgeries is offering primary care urgent appointments for locally registered patients

NOTE: Phone lines are open from 9.30am

           Clinic sessions will run between 10.00am – 2pm

Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day) 9:30am – 2.00pm
Sunday 26th December (Boxing Day) 9:30am – 2.00pm

Monday 27th December ( Bank Holiday)

Tuesday 28th December ( Bank Holiday)

9:30am – 2.00pm
Saturday 1st January ( New Years Day) 9:30am – 2.00pm
Sunday 2nd January 9:30am – 2.00pm
Monday 3rd January ( Bank Holiday) 9:30am – 2.00pm

Cornerstones Surgery

     Shadsworth Road

     Blackburn

     BB1 2HR

Telephone: 07856 940 781

Please make use of this service instead of going to hospital for primary care problems.

Please note that repeat prescriptions will not be issued on these days.

The appointments can only be booked on the day by dialling the telephone number above, it is not a walk in service.

Coronavirus

Further Information