Padiham Medical Centre

An award winning GP Practice, serving over 13,000 patients with a full range of enhanced services.

Welcome to Dr Nicky Rourke

We are please to welcome Dr Rourke who has joined us to cover Dr Webborn whilst she is on Maternity leave.

Armed Forces Veteran Friendly GP practice

We are please to announce we are now an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice.

Armed Forces Veterans

We are committed to providing veterans with a seamless, high quality service when it comes to their health needs. Our priority is to make sure that you have access to a clinician who understands you military related health needs and supports you to get the right treatment and support.

Our Practice Nurse Clare Crusham is our practice lead for veterans’ health.

Pendleside Hospice

Pendleside Hospice exists to provide palliative and end of life service provision for people 17 years of age or over living with a life limiting illness within our local community, and those important to them.

All our services involve our patients and their carers and families in their future care choices and we work in partnership with other health and social care providers to ensure the highest level of care.

The hospice provides a range of services, both within the hospice building and in the local community: these include: Inpatient unit, Day service and outpatients, Hospice at home, Complimentary therapy, psychological support, rehabilitation, spiritual care, family and carer support and bereavement support.

The Hospice is a charitable organisation and all care is provided free of charge.
Any enquiries please ring 01282 440100.

MSK Specialists

MSK Specialists, available by appointment at the surgery Wednesdays and Fridays, any muscle, bone or joint problems.

Please speak to one of the receptionists and book an appointment.

We have two very experienced Musculoskeletal (MSK) Extended Scope Practitioner(ESP) Physiotherapists working at our practice in a First Contact Practitioner(FCP) role. This is part of a national initiative for patients to see the right clinician in the right place. MSK practitioners are best placed to see patients with musculoskeletal problems as the first point of contact. They can assess your condition, request investigations, diagnose the problem and offer first-line management to help resolve the problem. They can also make onward referral to appropriate specialists like physiotherapy, orthopaedics, pain management or rheumatology as required. One of the benefits of this role is that the GP appointments are then more readily available for patients who have a more medical-based problem.

Medical Students on Placement

We are pleased to announce that we have a number of medical students set to be on placement with us at Padiham Medical Centre.  The students are all training to be doctors and are either in their 4th or 5th years of study before their exams.

We have 10 students in total on placement with us at various times starting on 14th August when we’ll be joined by Katherine for 4 weeks and then Denzil on 24th August for 8 weeks.

When booking appointments, our team of receptionists will inform you if your consultation with the doctor or nurse will be affected.  This may involve your consultation being observed by a medical student or you may be seen by a medical student on their own and then followed up immediately after with one of our GP’s.  You can refuse to have any involvement with our medical students if you wish.

Your input into their training is essential to their learning and we’d like to thank you sincerely for your assistance in supporting the creation of the future health service workforce.

All our medical students are from The University of Manchester.

If you have any feedback you’d like to give about your involvement with our medical students, we’d be grateful to receive this.

Our student placement timetable is as follows:

Year 4 – 4 week placements

Placement dates Name of Medical Student Days in Surgery
19.8.19-13.9.19 Atrish Sheikh Mon – Thur
16.9.19-11.10.19 Zaidi Hamid Mon – Thur
14.10.19-8.11.19 Bethan Clayton Mon – Thur
11.11.19-6.12.19 Fabio Monks Mon – Thur
6.1.20-31.1.20 Oscar Daniel Mon – Thur
3.2.20-28.2.20 Hasan Al-Ramadhani Mon – Thur
2.3.20-29.3.20 Annabel Chadwick Mon – Thur
30.3.20-1.5.20 Eleanor East Mon – Thur