If you are a smoker and wish to stop, please ask to be referred to our stop smoking advisor.
This is a programme to maintain health through encouraging exercise and healthy eating. It is available to anyone by calling 01254 694503. It is particularly suitable for those who are overweight, who have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, depression.
Your doctor can help you choose the right method of contraception (family planning) for your situation and prescribe for you a variety of contraception medicines. Our nurses can administer the contraceptive injection and Dr Parry and Dr Du Toit can insert the implant in the arm, called "Implanon". Contraception services can also be accessed through the Contraception Clinic at Larkhill Health Centre 01254 282727, Montague health Centre 01254 263631 or Brook 01254 357889. A useful source of information is the Family Planning Association www.fpa.org.uk/information
We can provide help and information about maintaining sexual health. If you are concerned you may have picked up a sexually transmitted disease or want screening for these, contact the Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic at Royal Blackburn Hospital 01254 679300 for an appointment. Alternatively they offer walk in clinics which can be found on the ground floor of the hospital. Their website is www.elht.nhs.uk
If you need help with a drug or alcohol problem speak to your doctor or you can go to Inward House, just next to the Town Hall at: 3 Exchange St, Blackburn BB1 7JN Telephone 01254 297050 Fax 01254 297051 www.inwardhouse.co.uk
We have counsellors working with us in the practice. Speak to your doctor if you think you could benefit from this. Alternatively counselling services are available from the Brook for young people or from the Women's Centre.
We offer health checks with the nurses for anyone, but especially if you might be at risk of heart disease or stroke. As well as suggesting this to you when you come for an appointment, we may write to you and ask you to come for a check-up.
For helpful information and advice on many conditions there are several websites:
Leaflets as well as self-help guides, some in other languages.
Easily understandable advice leaflets and information on self-help and other support groups. There are many leaflets in languages other than English.
The common Asian languages have a huge array of leaflets from numerous sources on this site. They are accessible by source or by condition and can be searched for by specific language.
Provides expert information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living in various languages. These include Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujurati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the language options.
Information on this website includes benefits and housing, employment rights and discrimination, debt and tax issues has been translated into the following languages: Bengali, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, Gujarati, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish , Punjabi, Slovak, Slovenian, Urdu, Welsh.
Provides online detailed guides to NHS services in UK including GP, dental, pharmacies, mental health, women's services, children's services, sexual health information. Available in: Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Kurdish, Lingala, Portuguese, Pashto, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tigrean, Urdu.
Patient education resources on cancer, cough/cold, diabetes, fever, rickets, nappy rash, tuberculosis, vomiting and diarrhoea in Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Oromiffa, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrean, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.