Rossendale COVID Updates

For the most up to date information regarding COVID for the Rossendale area, please go to the below website:

COVID Update 05/01/2020

Good Morning
As we enter another period of lockdown and uncertainty, please be assured we remain open if you need us. A clinician will speak to you on the phone to begin with and only invite you in for a face-to-face appointment if necessary.
Certain routine work may stop for the time being. Examples might include chronic disease monitoring for people who's condition is stable, so we can concentrate on people with poorly controlled chronic conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes or COPD, as people with poorly controlled chronic conditions are more vulnerable to developing complications of COVID-19 infection.
Other routine work such as cervical smears, vaccinations, injections and children's immunisations will continue as normal.
Please bear in mind our staff may have to self-isolate like the rest of the population so service provision may change from day to day. We will endeavour to keep you updated on here as much as we can.
Please all follow the new rules, stay safe and most importantly please wear a mask to protect yourselves, your family and friends and the NHS.
Thank you

Digitisation of Medical Records

Medical Records

Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records.  Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build extensions. In addition it will also make your record more easily and speedily accessible to clinical staff within your practice.

Your complete GP medical record will be digital and stored in a secure cloud based clinical system (only accessible by your GP practice) with the paper based records being securely destroyed following BS EN 15713:2009 Secure destruction of confidential material.  Your GP will still be able to access your records easily within this system. The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS.  As with paper based records, digital records are stored for the durations specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care. For GP patient records, this states that they may be destroyed 10 years after the patient’s death if they are no longer needed.

If you wish to discuss the scheme, please inform the Practice direct either by letter or via e-mail       

NHS Test and Trace - Introducing the APP

For more information regarding the new NHS Track and Trace app, please use the link below

NHS test and trace introducing-the-app.pdf

Stoptober - Quit Smoking - 2020

Stoptober is back for 2020, with the main aim of encouraging the nation’s smokers to make an attempt to quit for the month of October and hopefully beyond.  Please visit this website for more information: 


National GP Survery

A national GP survey indicates that more patients in Rossendale rated their GP practice as ‘good’ than the national average.

Rossendale GP survey.docx