Please note that from Monday 6th March 2017 Irwell Medical Practice will be offering a new service to our Patients. You will be able to order repeat prescriptions via online services here , a dedicated prescription email address, by phoning our new prescription telephone line or by bringing your request into Practice. We are working alongside community pharmacies who will no longer be able to order on your behalf. For more information please contact one of the Reception team on 01706 253422.
All of us at Irwell Medical Practice aim to provide high quality healthcare to you, our patients. All our staff are dedicated to offer a professional service and strive to be courteous, friendly, and helpful to you.
You will find here information about the practice such as how to join, make appointments, and obtain prescriptions. For patients with disabilities, our surgery is fully accessible.
There is also advice about how to deal with common health problems, and how to keep yourself healthy.
*Please note: Receptionists will ask all patients for brief details of the reason for their appointment. This is to ensure that patients are seen in the right clinic with the correct clinician. The receptionists are not being intrusive & are bound by the rules of confidentiality; they are merely doing their job as requested by our GP's in order to offer a more streamlined and efficient service for ALL of our patients.
Historically Bacup was an industrial town which specialised in the cotton and slipper industries. The practice is based on the former Irwell Mill site and is now a spacious and modern Health Centre in the centre of Bacup.
The practice was formed by a merger of three practices from Bacup and Stacksteads and was officially formed in 2005. Our 10th anniversary has just passed!
We hope you will contribute and participate and tell us how we are performing and meeting health needs. The government has put forward a friends and family test as one way of gathering your views.
Find out about the Friends and Family test or Take the Friends and Family Test
Opening Hours (for full details see the appointments page) The Health Centre is open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.30pm (extended hours Mon/Tues).
** Extended hours are run with booked appointments:- **
Monday from 6.30 pm - 7.40pm
Tuesday from 6.30 pm - 7.40pm
We are also open to collect prescriptions at these times.
(Site updated 17/02/2017)