Surgery News

All patients need to be informed of their Registered GP.  This does not necessarily mean the GP who is currently treating you but the one you are registered against.  At present Dr Hereward Brown is the registered GP for Limefield patients. If you need more information please ask.

  • August 30th Bank Holiday
    The surgery will close at 6:30pm on Friday 27th August, 2021 for Bank Holiday and will re-open on Tuesday 31st August, 2021 at 8:00am. Please use the service below for any primary care related medical problems or contact 111 for any urgent medical assistance
  • Telephone System Down
    We apologise to anyone trying to contact the surgery this morning, our telephone system is currently down. Please bear with us whilst we try to fix this. For anything urgent please email us on [email protected]
  • Vaccination Bus – 2nd Doses
    We are coming back ! Get on board the mobile Covid-19 vaccine bus in Blackburn with Darwen for your second dose. From Wednesday July 21, a Covid-19 vaccination bus will be revisiting various locations across Blackburn with Darwen providing second dose Pfizer vaccines to people in the area Mosques, colleges, leisure centres and community hubs […]
  • Face Covering Guideline in Healthcare Settings
    Although Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday 19th July, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain for all staff and visitors. Anyone accessing or visiting any healthcare settings including hospitals, GP Practices, Dental Practices, Optometrists and Pharmacies must continue to wear a […]
  • Cervical Screening Awareness Week
    Limefield Surgery is joining Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust during Cervical Screening Awareness Week in order to reduce confusion about HPV, and help everyone feel comfortable with their cervical screening results. Cervical cancer is rare with 3,200 diagnoses every year while HPV, the cause of the disease, is extremely common, affecting 8 in 10 in their […]
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic
    In response to the surge of the Indian variant, a number of new sites on behalf of Pennine Lancashire have opened to boost the delivery of the vaccination and additional vaccination first doses have been secured. THESE CLINICS WILL ONLY BE ADMINISTERING THE PFIZER VACCINE NOT ASTRAZENECA. You can only use this service if any […]
  • May Day Bank Holiday 2021
    The surgery will close at 6:30pm on Friday 30th April, 2021 for May Day Bank Holiday and re-open on Tuesday 04th May, 2021 at 8:00am. Please use the service below for any primary care related medical problems or contact 111 for any urgent medical assistance
  • Easter Opening Hours 2021
    The surgery will close at 6:30pm on Thursday 01st of April and re-open on Tuesday 06th of April at 8:00am. If you require any urgent medical assistance between these hours please call 07956 629021 for spokes appointments or call 111.
  • Easter Spokes Appointments 2021
    The surgery will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Please call the number below if your require any urgent medical assistance.
  • Christmas opening hours 2020
    The surgery will close at 6:30 pm on Thursday 24th of December and re-open on Tuesday 29th of December at 8:00 am. If you require any urgent medical assistance between these hours please call 111.
  • Digitalisation of Medical Records
    Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records.  Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build […]
  • Covid 19 -Corona virus
    https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Please see the above link to the Gov.uk website with the latest advice regarding the virus, there is information about if you are symptomatic, work and sick pay, child care, travel and keeping safe. We would like to encourage as many of our patients to use MyGP to order their prescription, this will reduce […]
  • Changes to Organ Donor laws
    From 20th May you will automatically opted on to the Organ Donor Register. Please follow the link below for more information or if you wish to withdraw. https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-your-decision/
  • Fax Machines
    As of 1st April the surgery will no longer be able to send or receive faxes. Please contact the surgery via telephone or email. Email: [email protected]
  • Information regarding Brexit
    As the government prepares to leave the European Union (EU Exit) on 31 October, all information for patients from the CCG will be published and updated as and when the situation may change. Medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables and workforce Please continue to order your repeat medicines and medical devices and take your medicines […]
  • Letters for Schools, colleges and universities
    As we enter exam season we have had reports of students/pupils requesting a letter for university/college/school for missed exams, time off due to sickness, dissertation postponement etc. etc. Our LPC have published as guidance on the issue, which makes reference to schoolchildren, rather than university students, but the same principles should apply. Examinations and sickness […]
  • General Data Protection Regulations Patient notice 2018
    LIMEFIELD SURGERY GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR 2018) Limefield Surgery has a legal duty to explain how we use any personal information we collect about you, as a registered patient at the practice. Staff at this practice maintain records about your health and the treatment you receive in electronic and paper format. What information do […]
  • POR (Cherry Tree Surgery) was closed Thursday 29th March 2018 – All services are now provided from Limefield (PNR) Surgery.
    We are sorry to inform you of the closure of Cherry Tree Branch Surgery Cherry Tree Branch Surgery closed permanently after afternoon surgery on Thursday 29th March 2018. All practice services are now provided from the Limefield Surgery. We are working closely with local General Practitioners at Witton, Redlam Surgeries, the CCG and NHS England […]
  • CQC Rating
  • CCG Request pharmacies must not order patients prescriptions in most cases
    BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN CLINICAL COMMISIONING GROUP HAVE NOTIFIED ALL PHARMACIES THAT THEY MUST NOT BE ORDERING ANY MEDICATIONS FOR ANY PATIENTS UNLESS THEY ARE DISABLED, HOUSEBOUND OR AT GP REQUEST. THIS IS DUE TO SAFETY, OVERPRESCRIBING AND WASTAGE ISSUES. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE PHARMACY ORDERING MEDICATIONS AND YOU DO NOT FALL INTO […]
  • Dr Burns Retirement after 24 Years
    On 30th September Dr Katherine Burn retired from practice – initially to take a three month break and then look for a new role, possibly teaching medical students. Although Dr Burn did asked the practice not to advertise this process widely in her last months we hope these aspects from the hand-out she provided for […]
  • Blackburn With Darwen restrict prescribing of treatments and medicines for short-term, minor conditions.
    The CCG wants to encourage people to “self-care” — which means that people take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing where they can. For instance pharmacies are a good source of advice and support and can release GP time to treat people with more serious conditions.   https://www.blackburnwithdarwenccg.nhs.uk/prescribing-restrictions-approved-blackburn-darwen/ Prescribing for clinical need policy BwD 2017  
  • Limefield GP Earnings
    All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for Drs Burn and Brown, covering both Limefield Surgery and Cherry Tree Surgery, in 2016/17 before tax and National Insurance was £40,822.  This is for 1 full time […]
  • Medication when travelling or moving abroad
    The practice look to accommodate patients needs for prolonged travel but also follow national NHS guidance: PATIENTS LIVING/TRAVELLING ABROAD FOR MORE THAN 3 MONTHS OF THE YEAR The NHS accepts responsibility for supplying on-going medication for temporary periods abroad of up to 3 months. If a person is going to be abroad for more than […]
  • Patient Participation Group Meeting
    Thanks to the Wellbeing team for giving us a splendid talk on their services – and of course Sharon is already holding clinics at Limefield.  The Group have requested we try to arrange a representative from the Dementia Team to come and discuss their services and pathways at the next meeting.    
  • Would you recommend our surgery to your friends/family?
    Would you recommend our surgery to your friends and family – may we ask you to complete this short survey in order to let us know what your thoughts are on our service/quality.  Please feel free to voice your opinions in person if you wish to speak to the Practice Manager – or better still attend […]
  • Accountable GP
    Although we strongly urge you to see the earliest available appointment with our clinicians you do have a named accountable GP.  Please ask at reception on your next visit to find out who this is.
  • Information about Care.Data Pathfinders BwD CCG
    Limefield Surgery is one of 23 GP practices in Blackburn with Darwen acting as ‘pathfinders’ for a programme to connect the information already collected from hospitals with information gathered at GP practices.  When all of this information is connected together it will provide, for the first time, a national picture of what is happening in […]