Opening Hours

  • Darwen Health Link

    Day Opening hours
    Monday 22 April
    8am to 6:30pm
    Tuesday 23 April
    8am to 6:30pm
    Wednesday 24 April
    8am to 8pm
    Thursday 25 April
    8am to 8pm
    Friday 26 April
    8am to 6:30pm
    Saturday 27 April
    Sunday 28 April

Extended Hours

Late evening surgeries on Monday and Wednesday are available for your convenience. If you are not available during the day, due to work commitments or other reasons, then these surgery times will suit you.

A list of surgery times to see the GPs, Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant is available on request at reception.

When We Are Closed

After 18:30 on weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, the GP out-of-hours service covers your medical needs.

If you need to see the doctor in an emergency just ring the surgery number Tel: 01254 964820

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

GP Services (out-of-hours) 111 is a NHS telephone number which makes it easier for you to access local health services. You can now call 111 when you need medical help fast, but it isn’t a 999 emergency.

You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be the emergency department, an out-of-hours doctor, a walk-in centre, community nurse, emergency dentist or a late opening chemist.

Calls are free from landline and mobile phones, and you can ring the 111 number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

GP Extended Access

The practice is a member of Blackburn with Darwen's Local Primary Care GP federation.  Local Primary Care federation runs a GP extended access service that provides additional appointments at four neighbourhood spoke surgeries. Patients can be booked into one of the four spoke surgeries via the practice receptionists accordingly. Please ask at reception for more information.

Location of Clinics:

Darwen Health Centre
Barbara Castle Way Health Centre
Little Harwood Health Centre
Shadsworth Surgery


Darwen Health Centre - Monday to Friday 17:00 until 21:00.
Barbara Castle Way Health Centre - Monday to Friday 17:00 until 21:00, Saturday and Sunday 08:45 am until 14:30.
Little Harwood Health Centre - Monday to Friday 16:00 until 20:00
Shadsworth Surgery – 17:00 until 21:00

Nurse Asthma and Smear Clinics available to book for Saturday and Sunday Clinics 09:00 to 14:00 at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre in Blackburn.


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NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.