Padiham Medical Centre

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

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.


Due to an increasing demand for appointments we are no longer able to run an Open Surgery.

Patients needing to be seen ‘on the day’ can ring the surgery at 8am, please stay on the line and wait in the queue, your call will be answered as soon as possible.

You can also register for online access to enable you to book your own appointment. Please ask at reception for further details.

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
14/08/17 – 08/09/17 Katherine Avery Mon – Thur
11/09/17 – 06/10/17 Kennedy Edwards Mon – Thur
09/10/17 – 03/11/17 Matthew Todd Mon – Thur
06/11/17 – 01/12/17 Joseph Gold Mon – Thur
02/01/18 – 26/01/18 Lucy Ramsden Mon – Thur
29/01/18 – 23/02/18 Sam Talbot Mon – Thur
26/02/18 – 23/03/18 Hugo Woffenden Mon – Thur
02/04/18 – 27/04/18 Zachary Khoudi Mon – Thur

Year 5 – 8 week placements

Placement dates Name of Medical Student Days in Surgery
21/08/17 – 09/10/17 Denzil Fernandes Thurs / Fri
16/10/17 – 04/12/17 Sahrash Andleeb Thurs / Fri



Welcome to Dr Harding

We are pleased to welcome Dr Emma Harding (f) to our team who joined us in July as a salaried GP.

If you do need to see the Doctor, we hope you get the chance to meet Dr Harding.


Please be aware that the surgery fell victim to the recent cyber attack on 12th May 2017.

The attack affected the majority of our computers, however, we are advised by our IT providers that the system is now fully restored.

We apologise to our patients for any inconvenience this may have caused but would like to thank you for your understanding and your patience.


Padiham Medical Centre has been hit today (Friday 12th May) with the IT systems cyber attack widely reported on both national and local news. This attack has affected all of our main IT systems which allow us to manage our services efficiently for patients. We are working with IT experts to resolve this issue, however we are as yet unclear on how widespread the problems are or indeed, how long they will take to resolve fully. We would like to reassure our patients that we are doing all we can, however, until this is fully resolved we ask that you refrain from using patient access or our website to book appointments or order prescriptions as we cannot guarantee that these services will work successfully. Please keep checking back here for news and updates and please do not hesitate to continue to contact us by telephone, fax or in person. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these circumstances which are entirely beyond our control.


Please note that the surgery closes on Bank Holidays. For 2017, the Bank Holidays are as follows:

– 1 May Monday Early May bank holiday
– 29 May Monday Spring bank holiday
– 28 August Monday Summer bank holiday
– 25 December Monday Christmas Day
– 26 December Tuesday Boxing Day

When the surgery is closed, patients can use NHS 111 for non-emergencies requiring medical attention and 999 for all emergencies. Please don’t forget that chest pain and shortness of breath both count as medical emergencies.

Important Changes to Ordering Prescriptions

From Wednesday 26th April 2017, your pharmacist / chemist will no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf. The great news is that you can do this yourself either in person at the surgery, on our website, by post or fax.

Due to the high volume of calls we receive for appointments and other enquiries we do not take requests for prescriptions over the telephone, unless a patient is elderly, housebound or disabled. Telephone requests should only be made between 10am – 12 noon and 2pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Further details are available from the surgery if required.

Prescription requests can be ordered via the homepage by clicking as follows:

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