Welcome to Accrington Victoria Health Access Centre
This is a new and innovative GP service. The service opened on 1st November 2009 and provides a walk in service (drop in) to non registered patients for minor illnesses and a full primary care service to those patients who wish to register with us.
The centre is fully accessible to disabled people. The entrance, waiting area, consulting rooms and toilets are all suitable for wheelchair access. There is car parking available on site free of charge and disabled bays are located by the entrances. Chaperones are available upon request and translating services can be provided.
The practice is staffed by a highly qualified and skilled team of GP's and nurses. Our nurse practitioners are highly trained and offer appointments and prescribe medication to deal with minor illnesses such as coughs, colds and flu, chest infections, asthma attacks, diabetes, tonsillitis, earache, sore throats, eye infections, skin disorders and childhood illnesses. They are also able to offer advice on healthy lifestyle, well woman/man issues, health education, family planning, and advice on medication. Our Practice Nurse is available for appointments for registered patients for blood tests, childhood immunisations, travel health, healthy lifestyle, women's health, chronic conditon advice and checks.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
East Lancashire Hospitals and the local Clinical Commissioning Groups have agreed to a short term closure of the Minor Injuries Unit at Accrington Victoria Community Hospital on Saturday 24th to Tuesday 27th December 2016 inclusive and Saturday 31st December 2016 to Monday 2nd January inclusive. The MIU will be open as usual from 8am to 8.30pm on Wednesday 28th December 2016, Thursday 29th December 2016, and Friday 30th December 2016 and fully operational again on a 7 day basis from 8am on Tuesday 3rd January.
The closures only affect the Minor Injuries Unit.
The community hospital will be open as normal. There will be continued access to ELMS GP services at the Walk-in Centre: 8 am to 8 pm.
For patients with injuries there is a Minor Injuries Unit at Rossendale Health Centre which will remain open as usual and available from 8am to 8pm.
Other services such as your local pharmacy, NHS 111, primary care support from GPs in and out of hours, the Urgent Care Centres at Burnley General Hospital and Royal Blackburn Hospital will all still be available 24/7. In the event of an accident or a medical emergency, patients should call an ambulance or attend our Emergency Department at Blackburn.
(Site updated 21/12/2016)