Christmas Opening Times

Cornerstone Practice will be closed on:

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years day. All other days normal opening times will apply.

Shadsworth Surgery will be hosting the LPC emergency spokes sessions on Boxing day and New Years day.

Please ensure you check your medication stock and if necessary order earlier so you have all you need for the Christmas Holidays.

Due to needing 48 working hours to process prescriptions, we recommend you order your medication by the 20th December to ensure your prescription is ready for Christmas Eve.

All the staff at Cornerstone Practice would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.


CQC Visit

Cornerstone Practice will be welcoming the CQC for our routine inspection on Wednesday 5th December 2018.

New GP at Rhyddings Surgery

We welcome Dr Atiya Raza who will be working with us for the next 6 months.  She is part-time with the Practice and will be in surgery Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and afternoon and Friday afternoon.

Extended Access

Cornerstone Practice and Healthcare is a member of Blackburn with Darwen’s Local Primary Care GP Federation. Local Primary Care Federation runs a GP extended access service that provides additional appointments at four neighborhood spoke surgeries being Darwen Healthcare, Family Practice in Barbara Castle Way Health Centre, Cornerstone Practice Shadsworth Surgery and Little Harwood. Patients can be booked into one of the four spoke surgeries via the practice receptionists accordingly. Please contact our reception for more information.

Electronic Prescription Services

We are able to send prescriptions electronically to a nominated pharmacy. (Please note that certain prescriptions cannot be sent electronically).

Flu Vaccinations

It’s flu season – If you have received a letter and have not yet booked your flu vaccination, please do not delay and contact your surgery for further details about free vaccinations!

All pregnant ladies are also eligible for a free flu vaccine, please contact your surgery to arrange an appointment for your vaccine.

Important notice for new parents

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! From the age of two months, your baby will be due to receive very important immunisations. You will receive an invite through the post from Child Health, asking you to make an appointment at the surgery for the baby to receive the vaccinations.
Please note that we will require parental consent at each visit for the vaccinations due that day. In order to protect our patients and our staff please be aware that it is our Practice policy not to vaccinate children for whom we have not received parental consent. If another family member will be bringing your baby for the appointment, we may need to contact you via telephone at the time of the visit to confirm consent has been given. Alternatively, you can choose to send a signed & dated note authorising for the vaccinations to be given in your absence.
Please accept our apologies if this policy causes any inconvenience for you.

Changes to health review invitations

If you currently attend the surgery for reviews of a long term condition such as COPD, dementia or hypertension you may notice that your next invitation will include an arranged appointment for you. This is to improve the quality of the care you receive from our nursing staff by ensuring they have plenty of time to review your health conditions. It will also hopefully save you a telephone call to the surgery. However, if when you receive an invitation, the appointment arranged is not at a convenient time, then please do not hesitate to contact the reception team who will happily rearrange it for you.

Many thanks for your co-operation.

The Bentham Road team