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Slaidburn Country Practice

Slaidburn Country Practice

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East Lancashire Medical Services (ELMS)


Welcome to Slaidburn Country Practice


This website is a guide to our services


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


This surgery is within the East Lancashire CCG


Multi-agency working to address health and wellbeing for the Ribblesdale community


A community partnership is being piloted in the Ribblesdale area for a period of two years, commencing from 1 April 2017.

 The Ribblesdale Community Partnership (RCP) steering group is responsible for a new integrated system of the management of community health and care services in the Ribblesdale neighbourhood. It is being run in partnership by local health and care organisations, including:

  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT)
  • Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT)
  • Ribble Valley Borough Council
  • NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (ELCCG)
  • Sabden and Whalley Medical Group
  • Slaidburn Country Practice
  • Pendleside Medical Practice
  • The Castle Medical Group
  • Lancashire County Council (LCC)
  • Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Community Voluntary Support


Ribblesdale is a term used for an area in the Ribble Valley and applies to residents who are registered with these GP practices: Pendleside Medical Practice, Sabden and Whalley Medical Practice, Slaidburn Country Practice and The Castle Medical Group. This area is a pilot site for new ways of working.

 The views of people who live and/or work in the area are very important to us and will help to shape and direct the focus of the RCP’s work going forward.

 The RCP are asking for the views of the public to help ensure that the focus of the pilot addresses issues that are important to residents with regards to improving and maintaining health, welling and care in Ribblesdale.


If you live in the area and would like to take part in this survey, the online questionnaire is available at http://ow.ly/T7z030aNbOF. You can request a paper copy by calling 01282 644740 or by emailing communications.eastlancsccg@nhs.net with your name and postal address, using the subject header ‘RCP public questionnaire’.






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




We are delighted to announce that Slaidburn Country Practice entered into a partnership with East Lancashire Medical Services Ltd. (ELMS) from the 1st of April 2014. ELMS is a not for profit community interest company established in 1994 by 6 GPs. ELMS is a membership organisation and their website can be found at www.elms-nfp.co.uk

 ELMS already provide GP Primary Care services over 4 sites to over 20,000 patients through their federated practice model in East Lancashire and has run the Out of Hours Service over Blackburn and Darwen since 1994, and in East Lancashire and the Ribble Valley since 2004. Some of you may already have used this service.

 We are assured that there will be no change to the services provided in Slaidburn for the foreseeable future. ELMS has a strong reputation for involving patients in planning their future care and are looking forward to creating strong links with our patient group. By joining together, Slaidburn Country Practice are better able to absorb the loss of income and can take advantage of many cost savings and the support associated with being part of a bigger group. As a practice we could see no impending solution to the problem of the withdrawal of a large amount of our funding, we are very fortunate that ELMS has agreed to this scheme which will enable us to continue to provide a full range of primary care services in Slaidburn and this partnership has secured the jobs of our excellent staff.

The Friends of Slaidburn Country Practice, ELMS and ourselves welcome any comments or questions you may have.


Recently we have received the following statement from the Health & Social Care Information Centre regarding information we hold about you.

“Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

If you are happy for your information to be shared you do not need to do anything. There is no form to fill in and nothing to sign and you can change your mind at any time.

If you have concerns or are not happy for your information to be shared, speak to your GP practice.


You can get further information from leaflets available at the Health Centre or from the websites at www.hscic.gov.uk and www.nhs.uk/caredata



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