All surgeries are by appointment and can be made in person or by telephone. We use a scheme called Advanced Access where we are able to offer same day doctor’s appointments, therefore there is no need to book your appointments in advance. We also offer pre-booked appointments if needed, but these will not be available on a Monday or after a bank holiday.
We will still have urgent appointments each day for the doctors. The same doctor is on duty for all urgent requests.
Urgent appointments are not for repeat prescriptions, fitness for work certificates or for signing forms.
The doctor is available to give telephone advice and patients are advised to book a telephone appointment to arrange this.
GP Extended Access
Appointments are available for;
- Patients who require on the day or pre-bookable appointments with a GP.
- Patients for Cervical Screening (Weekends).
- Patients for Asthma Reviews (Weekends).
Darwen Health Centre
Barbara Castle Way Health Centre
Darwen Health Centre – Monday to Friday 5pm until 9pm
Barbara Castle Way Health Centre – Monday to Friday 5pm until 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.45 am until 2.30pm
Shifa Surgery – Monday to Friday 4pm until 8pm
Shadsworth Surgery – 5pm until 9pm
We provide late evening appointments every Tuesdays between 18:30-20:30.
All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation. Please request this at the time of booking or speak to your GP.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.