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Slaidburn Country Practice

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East Lancashire Medical Services (ELMS)


Welcome to Slaidburn Country Practice


Slaidburn Health Centre, Townend, Slaidburn,

Clitheroe, BB7 3EP


GP: Dr Karen Massey


Telephone 01200 413640


Fax Number: 01200 413648


 Email: teamslaidburn@nhs.net


Opening hours Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm


Between 5.00pm and  6.30pm please ring 01200 413640.


This surgery is within the East Lancashire CCG


Winter Health Care


You can ring 111 for medical advice when the health centre is closed. You can access another service depending on your medical problem or also speak to your local community pharmacist. In a medical emergency contact 999.

An urgent care centre provides treatment for any illness or injuries which aren't life threatening, but still need treating quickly such as minor head injuries, suspected broken bones and fractures, sprains, cuts and scrapes, bites, eye problems or rising temperatures.You don't need a referral from your GP to access the service,you can just drop in. However, this service is not for General Practice problems where treatment can wait until drop in surgeries are next open or an appointment is available.

Blackburn Urgent Care Centre, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

Burnley Urgent Care Centre, Burnley General Hospital, Casterton Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2PQ

A minor injuries unit provides treatment for patients with common injuries, such as scalds, burns, stings, bites and suspected broken bones, which are although not life threatening do still need urgent medical treatment. They DO NOT provide treatment for patients with dental problems, breathing difficulties, chest pain, coughs and colds, headaches, urine infections, rashes, stomach and bowel problems or other general illnesses. Nor do they provide treatment for patients unable to get a GP appointment or needing a repeat prescription.

Accrington Minor Injuries Unit, Accrington Victoria Hospital, Haywood Road,Accrington, BB5 6AS - open 7 days a week from  8.00am to 8.30pm

GP walk in centre provides consultations, advice and treatment for minor illnesses. No appointment is necessary although you may experience a wait depending on level of demand.

Accrington Victoria Health Access Centre, Accrington Victoria Community Hospital, Haywood Road, Accrington, BB5 6AS

7Open 7 days a week from 8.00am to 8.30pm

Minor eye conditions (watery eyes, in growing lashes, superficial foreign bodies, dry eye, red eye, flashing lights and styes) can be seen at:-

Spex Opticians, 22-24 King Street, Clitheroe 01200 442255

Bayfields T/A Norman Cope, 11 Castle Street, Clitheroe 01200 423975

For emergency dental care contact your own dentist or if you do not have one, contact the Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 010

If you are suffering from mild to moderate anxiety or depression, panic, bereavement, work stress, low self esteem, poor sleep or relationship issues you can refer into the Talking Therapies Service (without needing to see your doctor if you wish) by contacting either

Lancashire Care foundation Trust on 01254 226007 (Mon - Fri 9.00am -5.00pm) or complete the online self referral form https://gateway.mayden.co.uk/referral-v2/07681012-dcbe-4194-acf6-e09a9ce2929d

Accrington Lancashire Women's Centre 01254 871771 Email community.wellbeing@nhs.net

Burnley Lancashire Women's Centre 01282 429672 Email community.wellbeing@nhs.net


For more information on how to access medical services and on pharmacy opening times over the Christmas and New Year period look on the East Lancashire CCG website:-






If we don’t have your mobile number please let us have it so we have up to contact details for our patients. If we have your mobile number you will be sent a text reminder prior to your appointment. If you do not wish to receive text reminders please contact the Health Centre.




The Practice has introduced Emis Access – this allows you to order your medication online, book appointments online and look at a summary of your care record – your medication, allergies and immunisations. If you would like to register for this service please ask at reception 

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