Witton Medical Centre

Witton Medical Centre, 29-31 Preston Old Road, Blackburn BB2 2SU
Telephone 01254 617941

How Do I

Register with the Practice

Please fill in a registration form available at reception.

Please see the practice boundary within which we will accept patients

Make an appointment

computerPhone the surgery before 10.00am to be seen on the same day. There are a limited number of bookable appointments available as certain times so ask the receptionist should you want more information about these. Please be aware that the reception staff will ask for an indication of why you want an appointment. This is to make sure that it is appropriate for a Doctor as many things can be sorted out by the staff, the office or the nurses.  See our Appointments Page for more details.

Obtain urgent medical care out of hours

If your medical problem cannot wait until the next surgery opening, then contact NHS 111 by phoning 111.

111 logoThis service replaces NHS Direct.

When to use it?

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

You should call 111 if:

  • it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help
  • This is also the new out of hour number

For less urgent health needs you should still contact your GP in the usual way.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.

See external link dedicated to the NHS 111 Service

Holiday Injection

If you are intending travelling outside of Europe in the near future then please speak to one of our receptionists for advice. The receptionist will complete a Travel Immunisation form and make an appointment for you to see the practice nurse.

Alternatively there are a number of good quality websites offering information and contact details.

Please call or speak to reception and give them details of your travel including dates. Please give yourself plenty of time. This information will be passed to the nurse who will be able to advise on what immunisation and prophylaxis is recommended. Please note that there is a charge for some of these.

Get an HGV or other medical

Get a form or Passport signed If you require a driving medical, adoption or insurance medical, or if you need some documentation signed, please talk to the reception staff and they will advise you of the cost and when to attend. Please note that any work will not be undertaken until payment has been received in full.

Ask for a Telephone consultation

Ask for a Telephone Consultation. Certain problems can be dealt with over the telephone. If you would like to talk to a Doctor, Nurse or Staff, please call the surgery. If the person you require is busy they may ask you to call again or they will call you. It is usually possible to speak to the doctor at the end of each surgery. The receptionist will arrange this for you but may need to ask for some details in order to help you.

Telephoning for results

When you have had a test which is being sent away for analysis you will need to telephone the surgery for your results. This will include tests such as: blood, urine and faecal and Xrays. Most results are back to us in 1 week, but a few specialised tests may take longer. If you have had one of these the Nurse will inform you.

Please telephone the surgery in 7-10 days to obtain your result. For specialised tests leave it for 14 days. The telephones are very busy in the mornings so please try to call later in the day.

It is your responsibility to telephone the surgery to find out your result. Please note we will not be contacting you.

If after telephoning a couple of times your result is still not back and it is past the above time period then please tell the receptionist who will chase up the result for you.

PLEASE NOTE THAT XRAY RESULTS CAN TAKE UP TO 14 WORKING DAYS

Get a Prescription

See the prescriptions page

Can I have Access to my Medical Records

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to access to your clinical records or any other personal information held about you by contacting the practice manager, Mark Bolton.

LATEST NEWS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS 

 
If you have visited specified areas listed by public health England in the last 14 days and have symptoms of respiratory illness please stay indoors and avoid contact with others. Please telephone 111 for further advice. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19