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Thursday 25th December


Friday 26th December


Thursday 1st January



Sharing your Personal Confidential Data

Please click on the 'CARE DATA' link on the right for full information on what you need to do

Text messages

If we have a mobile number for you on our records you can receive a reminder of your appointment by text. 

Cancelling Appts
Please cancel your appointment if you no longer need it.  This can be done via Patient Partner or the Internet at any time - night or day.

Welcome to Thursby Surgery 

Welcome to our surgery website. We hope to use this site as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments and details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.


The Surgery will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday 25th December - Closed
Friday 26th December - Closed
Thursday 1st January - Closed

  • In the event of needing medical advice or treatment over this period please Call NHS 111
  • You should still dial 999 in a life threatening emergency.
  • Please also ensure you have ordered in advance any repeat prescriptions that you may require over this period.

Parents Guide to Managing Common Childhood Illnessess

The Common Childhood Illness guide ia an extensive online resource for parents and carers of children, from birth to five years old.  The guide covers how to deal with minor conditions such as:

  • Teething problems
  • Dry skin and rashes
  • Ear problems
  • Fever
  • Chicken pox and measles
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Coughs and colds

Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill – this guide can be used to learn how to care for a child at home, when to call a doctor and when to contact emergency services alongside other useful local information and contacts.

The booklet was developed by Blackburn with Darwen CCG in conjunction with Blackburn Council.  

Webpage: Managing Childhood Illnesses

PDF:  Managing Childhood Illnesses.pdf


Patients aged 75 and over

You may be aware that from April 2014 all practices are required to provide all their patients aged 75 and over with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for your care and support.   This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. 


The GP will also work with other relevant health and care professionals, who are involved in your care, to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs


Each patient in this age group will be notified of their named GP over the next few weeks.  If you have any questions or wish to discuss this further please contact the surgery on 01282 422447

Dr Jack Sims

Dr Sims is an FY2 Doctor (Foundation Year 2).  He is fully qualified and has been working in the local hospitals.  He is now with Thursby Surgery until December 2014 gaining further experience in General Practice.  He will be holding his own surgeries and appointments will be available to book with Dr Sims.  Unfortunately these will not be available to book on-line or via our telephone booking service but can be booked with a receptionist.

Patient Participation Group

This is your group which all patients are invited to join.  Please click on the logo on the right side of this page for further information.  If you would like to attend a meeting but haven't been to one before please ring and let us know you are coming so we can introduce you to everyone.  If you do not wish to attend in person there is an opportunity to join our 'virtual' group whereby we would contact you via e-mail for your views on various aspects of the surgery and our services.  We encourage all patients to take an active part in forming our health services. 

Patient Partner

This is our automated telephone service and enables you to book, check or cancel an appointment without speaking to a receptionist - very useful when the surgery is closed.  All we need is your correct telephone number on our computer system.  During surgery hours if you want to speak to a receptionist just 'hold' and you will be put through to reception.

Online Appointments & Prescriptions

You can order your repeat prescriptions and book your appointments on line via this website by clicking on either of the two purple coloured links above.  To use this service you must first register your interest in person.  Please come to reception with some form of ID and they will supply you with the necessary forms and then you can begin using our online services.

Your prescription should be available after two working days (please allow for weekends and bank holidays).  Requests ordered after 5.30 pm cannot be processed until the following day. 

Please do not forget we are closed on Bank Holidays. 

If you are ordering your repeat medication early for some reason, please can you indicate this by typing a suitable comment in the 'comment' box.  Thank you.

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