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Next meeting of the Patients' Forum Tues 7th March 18.00.. Interested in coming along? Please see our Facebook Page for information or ask John at the practice for further details. You will be very welcome.


Support for Carers. Carers link here at the practice every first and third Wed. Appointments and Drop in facility .Ring 03456887113 for details.


GP appointments can be booked up to 6 weeks in advance.Please use our text reminding service for appointments.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

Out of Hours
To contact a doctor out of hours ring 01706 253300. Your call will be automatically transferred to an NHS Direct receptionist who will take basic details and then transfer you to a triage nurse. Wherever possible your enquiry will be dealt with over the phone and you will be encouraged to see your own doctor or nurse during normal surgery hours.

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New Service!

We would urge all patients to use the new EPS (Electronic Prescribing Service) which allows you to nominate a pharmacy of your choice to collect and issue your prescriptions. Full details on

The Practice holds the RCGP Quality Practice Award and is a Lancashire NHS Lead Practice in Research. It is also a Teaching Practice for the Universities of Manchester and Central Lancashire Medical and Nursing Schools.

 CQC: Rating Good in all areas. Areas of outstanding practice identified.

The practice had piloted and introduced a GP-led allergy testing clinic in response to long waiting lists at the hospital. Nursing staff were trained up to support the GP.

A military veteran’s project had been introduced to identify patients who required support and signpost them to additional services.

The practice is piloting a GP led ear, nose and throat (ENT) service in response to long hospital waiting lists. It has been running for twelve months and is available to all local practices to use.

Welcome to our Practice:

The Practice was formed in 1967. It moved into its current health centre premises in 1979. This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. 

The Surgery

The Health Centre stands on Cowpe Road close to the centre of Waterfoot and the Rossendale countryside.The buildings have recently been refurbished and expanded offering you some of the best facilities available. There are up to date consulting rooms,an education suite and a first class minor operations theatre.There is a nice reception area for patients with access to toilets,baby changing facilities, public phone, TV information service,magazines for all ages, and a health monitor which you can use to measure your blood pressure, weight and other statistics.There is a large car park at the rear, which you are welcome to use. Please note that there are some spaces reserved solely for the use of the on call doctors and yellow lines for emergency vehicle access.

Do have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We welcome your thoughts as to how to improve our online services. 

(Site updated 31/01/2017)
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