The surgery will be closed on Monday 25th December and Tuesday 26th December for Christmas, we will re-open on Wednesday 27th December at 8am. We will be closed on Monday 1st January for New Years and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January, 2024 at 8am.
If you require medical assistance for primary care problems during the days we are closed, please contact the number on the poster below for an appointment.
Please note our old surgery telephone number (01254 617630) is no longer in use. Our new telephone number is 01254 915740.
Bank Holiday Jan 2nd 2023
The surgery will be closed on the Bank Holiday January 2nd, 2023.
Surgery Christmas Closure
The surgery will be closing on Friday 23rd December and will reopen Wednesday 28th December.
Please ensure you have enough medication to last over the festive period.
If you need to see a GP urgently when the surgery is closed please telephone the out-of-hours service on 111
Hope you all have a lovely Christmas!
Strep A/ Scarlet Fever
Scarlet fever is an infectious disease caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A streptococcus (GAS).
Symptoms will develop 2-5 days after infection. The symptoms of Strep A/ scarlet fever are flu like, including a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. Followed by a fine red rash often first appearing on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. On darker-pigmented skin, the scarlet rash may not be as visible, but it should feel like ‘sandpaper’. The face can be flushed red and pale around the mouth.
How to stop the spread scarlet fever
Scarlet fever is very infectious therefore, to reduce the chance of spreading scarlet fever:
wash your hands often with soap and water
use tissues to trap germs from coughs or sneezes
bin used tissues as quickly as possible
do not share cutlery, cups, towels, clothes, bedding or baths with anyone who has symptoms of scarlet fever
If you think you, or your child, have scarlet fever:
Contact your GP or NHS 111 as soon as possible
make sure that you or your child take(s) the complete antibiotics prescribed, even if you or your child will feel better soon after starting the course of antibiotics, it must be completed to ensure that you do not carry the bacteria in your throat after you have recovered
stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for a minimum of 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection
If you would like more information about scarlet fever, please visit the NHS.UK website.
Minor Eye Conditions Service
Did you know you can now attend a MECS appointment for eye issues within Blackburn with Darwen? Just call one of the below opticians for more info:
Resumption of Face Masks in the surgery! (04/10/22)