Stopping Smoking

If you are a smoker and wish to stop, please ask your local pharmacy for information on their stop smoking advisors and clinics.


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 Denno can insert the implant in the arm, called “Implanon”. Contraception services can also be accessed through the Contraception Clinic at Barbara Castle Way Healthcentre 01254-617100 or Brook Advisory Clinic 01254 357889 (Under 25s only). A useful source of information is the Family Planning Association

Sexual Health

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 Barbara Castle Way, Blackburn and the number isĀ 01772 401140.

Drug and Alcohol Problems

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


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 Advisory Clinic 01254 357889 for young people or from the Women’s Centre.
Stopping You Getting Ill (Primary Prevention)
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.

Healthy Legs Clinic

The Healthy legs clinics have recently relocated and have moved from a drop in clinic to a new referral system.

Please follow the link below for more information regarding these clinics.

Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Legs Clinic relocating

Back Pain Drop-in Clinics

Back pain drop-in clinics are now available at:
Barbara Castle Way Health Centre on:
Monday 8.30 – 2.30pm.
Tel: 01254-617323/01254-617324
The Drop-in service for patients with low back pain symptoms aims to provide:

  • Early access to trained Physiotherapists experienced in treating low back pain
  • Early screening
  • Discussion of diagnosis & reassurance
  • Early advice on management
  • Appropriate pathway management for your specific type of symptoms.