Practice News

  • Carers Link!
    Meet Angela Bennett! Our local representative for Carers Link. Carers Link is an independent registered charity, who’s aim is to support unpaid workers across East Lancashire. According to a 2011 […]
  • Long COVID in Children and Young People
    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 […]
  • Pharmacy Care
    Did you know? A large percentage of GP appointments in the UK are booked to treat conditions that could be managed by a local Pharmacist. Here at the surgery, we […]
  • AgeUK Digital Coaching
    AgeUK have partnered with Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) to offer digital support to patients over the age of 18, so they can use online services to […]
    Sabden is now open! There is still a lot of work to be done and so Sabden is only open for prescriptions. We are streamlining our services and so the […]
  • Patient Participation Group
    Minutes of the Practice patient participation group meeting held at whalley medical centre on the 4 APRIL 2023 at 6.30pm Present Luan Stewart ~ Katie Read ~ Christine Bullamore ~ […]
  • Catchment Area
    Below is a rough map of our catchment area. If you are a resident of any of the below areas, we are your local surgery! Please note: we do not […]
  • Our New Partner!
    Sabden and Whalley Medical Group are thrilled to announce Dr Thornber’s appointment as a partner to practice from 31/03/23! We are sure all our patients will join us in welcoming […]
  • Photography Competition 2023!
    We would like to announce that we are running a local photography competition for the staff and patients of Saden and Whalley Medical Group! We are looking for stunning snaps […]
  • Chronic Disease Peer Support –
  • Contacting Reception
    The Reception Team receive a high volume of calls everyday and try their hardest to deliver good quality, efficient service to all patients who phone in. If you are phoning […]
    We are working hard to improve the practice for the community of Sabden and Whalley Medical Group. Unfortunately, this means the Sabden site will be closed for 2 weeks from […]
  • Patient Survey 2023
    PATIENT SURVEY 2023 We surveyed patients straight after an appointment at the surgery in February 2023. 250 text surveys sent out. Only 37 replies sent back. Thinking about your recent […]
  • Welcoming our new Practice Manager!
    A very warm welcome to our new Practice Manager, Luan Stewart! Luan joined our surgery over the New Year. She has worked in practice management for many years, and has […]
  • Missed Appointment Policy
    According to research collected by NHS England, over 15 million appointments are missed per calendar year. If you are 10 or more minutes late for your scheduled appointment, it will […]
  • GP Earnings 2020/21
    PUBLICATION OF EARNINGS All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay […]
  • Dr Kris’ Retirement
    We are sad to announce the retirement of Dr Kris Wlodarczyk. He will be greatly missed by all at Whalley and Sabden Surgery and we wish him a very happy […]
  • GP Earnings 2019/20
    PUBLICATION OF EARNINGS The average pay for GPs working in the Sabden and Whalley Medical Group in the last financial year before tax and National Insurance was £70,542 This is […]
  • COVID Vaccine Booking Programme.
    Today we started using a new Covid Vaccine Booking Programme called Accubook. Once your age/priority group becomes eligible, Accubook should make it easy for you to book in for your […]
  • 50 – 64 years Flu Vaccinations
    If you are aged 50-64 and have not yet received your flu vaccination, please call the surgery to arrange.
  • Health and Social Care Workers – COVID 19 Vaccinations UPDATE
    COVID update re Health and Social Care Worker vaccinations. If you fall into this category, please DON’T call your practice, but instead follow the below: We would love to be […]
  • Christmas and New Year Opening Hours
    Whalley Surgery Monday 21st December 8.00am – 8.00pm Tuesday 22nd December                      8.00am – 6.30pm Wednesday 23rd December                   8.00am – 6.30pm Thursday 24th Dec – Christmas Eve 8.00am – […]
  • Coronavirus Vaccine
  • Telephone Issues – UPDATE
    We are sorry for the inconvenience being caused for our patents trying to contact the practice by telephone recently.  You may have found that trying to reach us first thing […]
  • Digitalisation of Medical Records
    Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitalisation of Medical Records.  Scanning these paper based records and making them digital […]
  • Coronavirus Information
    Latest Coronavirus Information
    We sincerely apologise if you have been inconvenienced by the temporary removal of online access to your medical notes. We have had to change how we manage requests for online […]
  • GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
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  • Electronic Prescription Service
    NHS ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE AND ONLINE PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS In March 2018 we are introducing the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) This is a free, confidential and safe service that makes obtaining […]
  • Care Navigation
    For more information about Care Navigation – please follow the link below Care Navigation
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B – vaccination shortage
    Please note – there is a national shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccinations.  Currently, these are not expected to be available until 2018.
  • Dementia Awareness
    To help support Dementia Awareness East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have collated the following information to support GP Practices and People with Dementia and their Carers. Living Well with […]
  • IMPORTANT – Prescriptions at Sabden Surgery
    From the 3 May 2017, please allow 48 hours for all prescriptions to be processed and dispensed at Sabden Surgery.
  • CQC Report
    The Practice recently had our CQC visit. The Practice received an overall rating of ‘good’ with ‘outstanding for the care of people with long term conditions and the treatment room […]
  • Do you need help to stop smoking?
    From the 1 July 2015, the Practice is introducing a weekly smoking cessation clinic.  The clinics will be held on Friday afternoons. Please ask a member of staff for more information.
  • British Red Cross
    Did you know that the British Red Cross can offer you support when needed with services such as wheelchair provision and transportation? For further information please use the link below. […]
  • Online Access
    Do you want online access to book an appointment, order a prescription, and view your coded medical records? We now have the facilities to allow you do to all of these. Many […]
  • Patients Aged Over 75yrs
    You may be aware that from April 2014 all Practices are required to provide all their patients aged seventy five years and over with a named GP. This does not […]
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
    For further information on the Cumbria and Lancashire Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme please use the link below to take you to the NHS website. NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening