Changes to Online Booking

We are temporarily removing all online booking appointments due to advice from Public Health regarding the Coronavirus. This is to mitigate any risk that potentially infected patients book appointments online and attend the practice when they should be receiving advice to self isolate or go through testing.

Click here to find out up to date information from the NHS website.

Community Care

Pendleside’s Dr Hussain features in a new video about some of the Community Services available to our patients. The doctors at Pendleside all spend time working on the ward at Clitheroe Community Hospital. The ward has 32 beds for patients either needing rehabilitation following a hospital stay, or admission from home. The step-up-from-home service is available to all GP practices in the Ribble Valley. It offers nursing support to patients, including end-of-life care, procedures such as blood transfusions, and care for patients being treated for infections. We are lucky to have this facility. We also think that Dr Hussain scrubs up pretty well too. 

Young & Widowed

When you suffer a bereavement your world can feel like it has stood still. Everyday tasks can seem impossible and supporting other members of your family a challenge. The Sanctuary in Lango are there to help and support you through your jorney, run and set up bu others in the same situation to offer a listening ear and friendship. See the leaflet below for more information.

Ribble Valley Bereavement Support Group

Surviving the life of a loved one… one day at a time. – Sandra Toscano Huerta

You can’t re-create the life you once had – you have to reivent a life for yourself – Christine Rasmussen

They meet on the first Thursday of each month at The Mutual Room, St Mary’s Centre, (opposite St. Mary Magdalene Church) Church Street, Clitheroe. BB7 2DG. You are most welcome even if you do not live in the Ribble Valley.

For further details contact either Pam Davies on 07785 610751 or Madeline Adey 01200 429346.

Getting medication if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on the 29th March 2019

Information for patients on how they will continue to receive medicines and treatment, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.

The government is working with pharmaceutical companies, suppliers, and the NHS to make sure patients continue to receive the medication they need if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Around three quarters of the medicines and over half the devices and one-use medical products, such as syringes, that the NHS uses, come into the UK via the EU.

The Government has analysed the supply chain, made plans to reduce the risk of disruption, and given instructions to pharmaceutical companies to ensure that they have adequate stocks to cope with any potential delays at the border. We are confident that, if everyone does what they should do, the supply of medicines and other medical supplies will be uninterrupted in the event of exiting the EU without a deal.

This means if your doctor prescribes you with medicines or special equipment for a health condition, you should still be able to get the treatment you need from your GP or pharmacist.

Occasionally we do experience temporary shortages of specific medicines. If this happens, your doctor will prescribe the best alternative to your usual medication – this is a tried and tested system.

If there are any shortages of particular medicines after EU Exit, the same system will be in place – your doctor will advise you of the best alternative to treat your condition.

This is a UK-wide policy. The Department of Health and Social Care in England is working with counterparts in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to deliver the uninterrupted supplies people expect.

Lancashire Adult Learning

Learn something new today ….

Adult Course Guide Spring 2019

Take a look at the wide range of adult courses across Lancashire.

  • First Aid Training
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Health Awareness
  • Introduction to British Sign Language
  • Cookery

And much more …..

Call to Enrol: 0333 003 1717

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Donation from The Ribble Valley Diabetes Group


Pendleside Practice Nurse Carole Kay and Castle Practice nurse Julie McShane were presented each with a cheque of £400 by Sue Riley the secretary of The Ribble Valley Diabetes Group.
The money will be used for material and equipment to enhance the Pendleside in house pre-diabetes group sessions held by Sarah Hemmingway. Castle Practice plan to purchase new scales and equipment.
The nurses would like to thank the Diabetes Group for this generous donation.


Did you know? Extra GP and Nurse appointments are now available through this practice.

Ask our Reception staff to book you an appointment at any of the following community clinics. Monday to Friday – 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Saturday – 10 am to 4 pm Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm To book an appointment, call the practice or speak to reception.

More GP appointments for East Lancashire residents

An innovative new scheme has been lauched in Eat Lancashire to increase the number of GP appointments available to patient in the area. The scheme, known as extended GP access was first suggested in a public consultation in 2016 when the NHS east Lancashire CCG proposed to improve GP access across East Lancashire.

The GP extended access scheme has been tried and tested in Hydburn since January this year and now will be available for residents of Burnley, Pendle, Ribblesdale and Rossendale. Patients registered with GPs in each area will be able to benefit from the extended GP access in a system set up and run by local GP s to improve access to GP services.

Every GP practice in each area of East Lancashire will be involved in the new extended GP access system.  NHS East Lancashire has comminsioned a local group of GPs working across the whole of East Lancashire called EU Federation of GPs to introduce the scheme in each area.

The extended GP access scheme means that patients can make an appointment by telephone or face to face with their GP practice to see a GP or practice nurse, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at night on week days and from 10am – 4pm on a Saturday and Sunday. The system has been set up by local GPs working collectively to improve access to GP and practice nurse servies. The appointments available in these extra weekday and weekend hours are in addition to the usual GP surgery opening hours from 8am-6:30pm.

The GPs will be able to access the full medical record and history to enable a thorough assessment and course of treatment. It also means that the patients record will be updated which will provide continuity of care. Appointments are being made for GP and nurse consultations from extended GP access hubs in Burnley, Hyndburn and Pendle. Rossendale and Ribblesdale will follow.

Burnley – St Peters via Burnley Group Practice

Hyndburn – Peel House Medical Centre

Pendle – Yarnspinners via Reedyford Practice

Rossendale – Haslingden Health Centre via Dr Mackenzie & Partners from the 24th September

Ribble Valley – currently patients can access any of the other areas with a local site anticipated to go live by 1st November.

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