The Family Practice

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

New Patients

New Patient Registration

If you are new to the area and want to register with one of our GP’s please ask at our reception. If you have your medical card then please bring this along with you.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.

A Patient Guide to GP Services

Non-English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style have been tested with user groups.

Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form

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