Afternoon Tea – Breast Cancer Now 14th August

It is safe to say our Afternoon Tea for Breast Cancer Now was an absolute success!

The surgery would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that got involved to help us raise as much money as possible – whether that be through the raffle, the how many sweets in the jar game or by lone donations. Thanks to your generosity, we managed to raise over £1000 for Breast Cancer Now!
The bake sale was such a success we continued it for the rest of the afternoon!
We would like to say a special thank you to the patients and local businesses that contributed to our raffle. This year has been particularly trying financially and so we appreciate your generosity more than you know. It is thanks to you the day was the success it was.
Donations from our patients, staff and local businesses.
We would also like to extend a big thank you to the mayor, who helped make the day extra special – pictured below with our very own Debbie Corney, to whom we are dedicating the day.
Debbie Corney, Mayor Hindle and Debbie’s Partner
Harriet and Rebecca, the main organiser and manager of the event.
Luan Stewart (Practice Manager) with Mayor Hindle and PPG member.
A selection of some of the treats available on the day:

Ordering Online!

Did you know you can now order repeat prescriptions by logging in to your NHS App or the NHS website, and have them sent to a pharmacy of your choice? You can also use the NHS App to book appointments and show your Covid pass.
For full access to the NHS App: You can set this up yourself using photo ID or by requesting online credentials from your GP surgery, which a member of our Reception Team can provide you with.

Some notes from our Dispensary Team:

  • Urgent prescription requests – Urgent prescription requests are requests for medication which you need within 24 hours to prevent you becoming severely unwell. Only certain medications will be processed as urgent and an exception made for them to be processed that day, urgent requests for medication considered not essential in the short term will be processed in the normal 48-72 hours. It is your responsibility to ensure that your repeat prescription request is ordered in plenty of time. We thank you for cooperating with this.  
  • Requests for medication not on your repeat list that we have issued to you previously (On your acute list) – requests such as these need to be sent to a doctor. Depending on the drug and when you were last prescribed it, you may need an appointment with a GP.
  • Ordering online helps our Dispensing Team process everyone’s prescriptions faster, as it means less time on the phones, and less time sorting through requests. We encourage you, if possible, to download the app.

Breast Cancer Now! Afternoon Tea 14/08/23

On 14th August 2023, we will be holding an Afternoon Tea at the Surgery to raise money for Breast Cancer Now! There will be tea, coffee and staff baked treats available for every donation to the charity. Both cash and card donations may be made.

Activities and events:

  • How many sweets are in the jar? – For a small donation of 50p you can guess how many sweets are in the jar! The winner will receive the jar of sweets and a bottle of wine.
  • Village wide raffle – We have partnered with several businesses in the village to bring you an amazing raffle! £1 donation a strip, for a selection of fabulous prizes! Bottles of wine and vouchers up to the value of £200!
  • Activities for kids such as colouring in, spot the difference and other table top games will be available on the day
  • Staff run Tea, Coffee and cakes – all available for a small donation

We hope you will be able to join us to raise as much as possible for this incredible cause.

Together, we WILL beat cancer.

Photography Competition 2023!

We are delighted to announce the winner of our Sabden Surgery Photography Competition! The champion entry was selected, after much deliberation, by our Patient Participation Group!

This years winner is this stunning winter piece, celebrating the ancient architecture of the village! The winner of the competition – and the runners up – have all been notified!

We would also like to honour our second and third place entries, along with some entries that really stood out to some of our staff.

In Second Place: this gorgeous local vista perfectly captures our country summers.
In Third Place: The cool river against a bright orange sky, framed by the viaduct.

A staff favourite!
Beautiful Icey Fields.

The Surgery would like to say a huge thank you to all who participated in our competition! Keep a watchful eye for another one on the horizon…

Long COVID-19

Most people with COVID-19 feel better within a few days or weeks of their first symptoms and make a full recovery within 12 weeks. For some people, symptoms can last longer.

The long term effects of COVID-19, now known as long COVID or post COVID-19 syndrome, are making it incredibly difficult for many people to get back to normal life. Almost 2 million people in the UK are estimated to be living with long COVID, which can have immeasurable effects on their physical, mental and emotional health.

We as a surgery are committed to offering help and support to our patients suffering with the damaging effects of long COVID-19.

Below we have a link to a poster that outline some of the symptoms of long COVID-19, so you can check if you may have been affected.

Here is a video from Dr David Lyon, who has released this video to help raise awareness and help educate those who may be suffering.

How to access mental health services – NHS (

– Programme – Your COVID Recovery

Long Covid Effects on your body – Your COVID Recovery

– Other conditions – Your COVID Recovery

Long COVID Eating well – Your COVID Recovery

Long COVID Sleeping well – Your COVID Recovery

Long COVID Getting moving again – Your COVID Recovery


There has been a lot of discussion in the wider media surrounding the increased use of some drugs to aid weight loss. As a Primary Care practice we are unable to prescribe these drugs for this purpose. For more information on this, please see the document below from Lancashire and South Cumbria Medicines Management Group.

 FREE Understanding Dementia Course

Join in on this FREE Understanding Dementia Course for Carers.

This will take place online on Microsoft Teams during the last three Mondays of July, the 10th, 17th and 24th at 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

The courses are being organised by Carer’s Link, to aid those caring for people with dementia. To book your place or to get more information, call Angela on 01254 387444 or email

Carer’s Link Monthly Newsletter

Do you care for someone with dementia and need further support?

On the first Tuesday of every month, Carer’s Link run a dementia support cafe for carers in Lancashire who look after someone with dementia. The person you care for is more than welcome to come! The support cafe acts as a safe space for Carer’s to meet and socialise with other carers in similar caring roles as you.

For any queries – pop them an email or give them a call!