Rhyddings Surgery is here to serve the health needs of anyone who lives in or near Oswaldtwistle. The Surgery started in the building next to the war memorial (originally the shop fitters) but since 2003 has been in its own beautifully adapted building. It was used as a vicarage before us, but before that it was a Doctor’s Surgery.

There are surgeries every day with late surgeries on Tuesdays. Antenatal Clinic is on Tuesday and Baby Clinic is on Tuesday morning.

Staff Details

We have a great staff team at Cornerstone Practice, who are all eager to give you the best service and care possible.

The Doctors

Dr Samantha J Prout
BSc MBChB MRCGP PGDipGP (Manchester 1989) GMC No: 3287325

Dr M Graham Smith
BSc MBBS MRCP DRCOG (St Mary’s London 1991) GMC NO: 3546844

Rhyddings Surgery also employs an Same Day Consultation Practitioner who can assess, diagnose and prescribe for a wide range of clinic issues.

Our Practice Nurses, carry out various health reviews and can advise on asthma, diabetes, heart disease, weight loss and other lifestyle issues. They also do vaccinations and smears.

Our Health Care Assistant is able to carry out new registration checks, blood tests, blood pressure checks and other health care needs.

Our Site Manager is Gill Heys, who has day-to-day responsibility for the smooth running of Rhyddings Surgery. She will be able to help you with any queries you have about administrative or non-clinical aspects of your care. She will be please to receive any suggestions about how we may improve our services.

Rhyddings surgery have an experienced reception team who are led by Simon.

Cornerstone Practice also have wider administration & Secretarial teams who support all Cornerstone surgeries with the day to day non-clinical duties.

New Patients

We accept anyone who lives in our practice area as new patients. You can register by completing a registration form which can be obtained from the practice. When you register, we will ask you to make an appointment to see either the practice nurse or healthcare assistant for a new patient health check. This will make sure that our records are accurate and all routine checks to promote your health and wellbeing (such as blood pressure/smear tests/mammograms) are up-to-date.

Click here to download our Practice Information Leaflet

Click here to download our Family Doctor Services Registration Form

Click here to download our Patient Participation Group Leaflet


01254 618080
Fax: 01254 618081
Email: cornerstone.practice1@nhs.net
Please don’t use this email address to request appointments or prescriptions, please see refer to the ‘Patient Access’ information on the prescription tab. Thank you.


Opening Times

Monday 8:30:am – 6:30pm (closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Tuesday 8:30:am – 8:00pm (closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Wednesday 8:30:am – 6:30pm (closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Thursday 8:30:am – 6:30pm (closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Friday 8:30:am – 6:30pm (closed 1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Saturday Closed all day
Sunday Closed all day

Evening Surgeries

Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm (weekly)


How to Find Us

Rhyddings Surgery is on Union Road, Oswaldtwistle

If travelling from Church we are situated close to Oswaldtwistle Mills, just before St Paul’s School.

You can reach us by coming off the M65 at the Junction 7 (Accrington). Turn right at the traffic lights to drive past Hyndburn Sports Centre and turn right at the traffic lights on Blackburn Road. Turn immediately left at the second set of traffic lights. Go under the railway bridge (Church and Oswaldtwistle Station) and the surgery is just after Oswaldtwistle Mills, also on the left side of the road. Turn 2nd left after Oswaldtwistle Mills, into Frederick Street to get to the car park behind the Surgery.

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