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Patients with urgent health problems offered <span class="caps">GP</span> appointments this weekend in Blackburn with Darwen

Patients with urgent health problems offered GP appointments this weekend in Blackburn with Darwen

Patients in Blackburn with Darwen will be able to visit their GP this weekend (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th January).

A number of GP practices in the area have signed up to provide weekend opening hours following the New Year bank holiday for patients who need an urgent appointment over the weekend.

The scheme will run this weekend with GP practices offering urgent appointments for patients who are registered with their practice and who contact the surgery either by telephone or visiting the surgery.

The practices participating in the scheme are:

GP Practice

Saturday 10th January

Sunday 11th January

Umar Medical Centre

10am — 1pm

10am — 1pm

Roe Lee Surgery

10am — 1pm

10am — 1pm

Shifa Surgery, Bangor Street

10am — 1pm

10am — 1pm

Brookhouse Medical Centre

10am — 1pm

Closed

Brownhill Surgery

10.30 ‑12pm

10.30 ‑12pm

Primrose Bank Medical Centre

12.30 ‑3pm

10 ‑12.30

Audley Health Centre

10am ‑1pm

Closed

William Hopwood Street Surgery

11am — 2pm

11am — 2pm

Bentham Road HC

Open 9–12

Closed

Limefield Surgery

10am — 1pm

Closed

Redlam Surgery

10am — 1pm

10am — 1pm

The Waterside Practice

Open

Closed

Ewood Medical Centre

1pm — 4pm

1pm — 4pm

Witton Medical Centre

10am — 1pm

10am — 1pm

Dr Chris Clayton, Clinical Chief Officer at Blackburn with Darwen CCG, said: “As a local GP, I know people will value being able to see their doctor for urgent health matters on the weekends.

Being able to book an appointment and visit their practice will not only offer a local, convenient service but also better continuity of care as the practice will have access to patients’ records and a wealth of information about any ongoing health needs they might have.

We are hopeful this service will prove useful to a number of people as well as also easing unnecessary pressure on other services like the accident and emergency department.”

Patients should only use A&E for emergencies which include severe injury and illness.  By offering this additional service we can help ensure patients get the care they need as quickly and efficiently as possible and in many cases save them from unnecessary hospital trips during these particular weekends.”