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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!

In addition to the new electronic prescribing service where  prescriptions  are sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice  we are changing the way you in which you order prescriptions. As from the 8th May 2017 you will no longer be able to order prescriptions form the pharmacy. You can still collect. You will order directly from the GP practice. In order to help you we will have an online request and special phoneline service. You can as usual order from reception or put your request in the posting box or post a letter. More details later.

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 Sept 2016 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.

Friends & Family Results January  2018 97%  very satisfied or satisfied

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 17/08/2018)
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