Accident and Emergency/999

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, great loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.

Accident and Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment. Accident and Emergency Departments are located at Blackburn Royal Hospital, Airedale General Hospital and Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

 For minor injuries please contact the surgery between 8am – 5pm as you may be able to be treated by the Doctor or Practice Nurse. 

A minor injuries unit is open at Accrington Victoria Hospital from 8.30am to 8.30pm every day.

Doctor Appointments at Slaidburn Health Centre

We are operating a total telephone triage system to minimise footfall at the surgery unless it is absolutely necessary.

Many problems can be dealt with by telephone appointment and video consultations are also available if needed. Please book an appointment online via the MyGP app or alternatively contact the surgery by telephone.

If it is necessary to then attend the surgery, please wear a face covering and attend unaccompanied if possible.

Practice Nurse Appointments see ‘PRACTICE NURSE

Ring 01200 401670 to book an appointment with either the Doctor or Nurse.
Urgent cases are seen on the same day.

If your condition is non-urgent, you can expect to see a GP within two working days but we can usually offer same day appointments. You also have the option to book up to 6 months in advance if this is more convenient for you.

Let us know if more than one person in the family needs to be seen. We can give you a longer appointment if necessary.

Tell us if you want someone to accompany you during an examination or a private room to discuss any matters.

Remember that results of tests can only be given to the patient concerned.

You can help us by:

  • Being on time for your appointment
  • Letting us know if you need to cancel – then that appointment time is free for someone else – please write/ring/visit the surgery to cancel an appointment.
  • Calling for a home visit or urgent appointment before 10am
  • Ringing for the results of tests after 1pm.


In certain circumstances when examination of an intimate nature is required a chaperone may be requested by the doctor or nurse – or indeed by yourself.

Should a chaperone not be available then a further appointment will be made for you when a chaperone is on duty.