The flu season is once again up on us and the Irwell Medical Practice will be holding flu clinics throughout September and October, as well as on Saturdays 23rd and 30th September.
If you are 65 or over, or have an existing health problem, you are eligible for the seasonal flu vaccination.
Please contact our team to arrange an appointment.
We recommend that you book with us, your GP, rather than your local pharmacy, as this will allow us to record that you have received the necessary vaccination and avoid any repeat correspondences.
GP Patient Survey 2016/17
93% of patients would recommend our Practice to someone new to the area and to family and friends.
We are really pleased with the results of the recently published patient survey for 2016/2017 and would like to thank all our patients who responded and took part. We are continuously looking at ways to improve and enhance the services we offer and value all patient feedback.
If you have any suggestions or would like to be involved in helping us improve patient experiences you may be interested in joining our Patient Participation Group, please ask at reception for more details.
Follow the link below for the full list of survey results.
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.
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 01/09/2017)