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Welcome to Withnell Health Centre

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.


01.07.2019 - As part of our collaborative we are now offering more additional appointments outside of our core hours. We will be offering Telephone Appointments and also Nurse appointments as follows:


Tuesday evening – additional GP evening telephone appointments


Wednesday evening– nurse appointments from 18.30-20.00


Thursday evening -   additional GP evening telephone appointments

These appointments are in addition to our existing face to face  nurse appointments on Wednesday evenings,  the 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month 

From 13th January 2018 we have been be working with other local practices (Withnell Health Centre, Drs Baghdjian/Jacobs at Chorley Health Centre, Preston Road Surgery & Clayton Brook Surgery), to provide you with access to a Health Care Professional every night until 20.00 during the week and Saturday & Sunday at varying times. Please see the "Opening Times" page for more details. 


We now have appointments available with our Nurse,  Adrienne,  who is a fully qualified nurse prescriber so when you ring for an appointment she may be able to suit your health needs and you may be offered an appointment with her instead of the GP.  Her appointments are book on the day and she works Monday, Wednesday and Friday PM



At least once each month the surgery is closed for staff training and development between 12.30 and 2.00pm - please call 07398 906385 for emergencies during this times. Some months this date may vary but will be advertised.
Tuesday 10th September the surgery will be closed from 1pm for a GP protected education sessions organised by Chorley & South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group.  If you need urgent assistance please call 111.  We will re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 11th Sept.  



8th October - closed from 1pm

19th November - closed from 1pm

14th January 2020 - closed from 1pm

11th February 2020 - closed from 1pm

10th March 2020 - closed from 1pm

Please call 111 if you need urgent assistance

We no longer offer a telephone prescription ordering service

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but this decision was forced upon us due to patient safety issues and reported issues of accuracy with this method of ordering.

Therefore the methods of ordering prescriptions will be : -

  1. Emis Patient Access
  2. Via e-mail at 
  3. Via the link in the Prescription section of this website.
  4. Paper request/tick sheet

Withnell PPG News


 -Summer 2019


We have had our first PPG meeting. We have selected a chair person and welcomed several people to the group.

We have set the terms of reference, and going forward we will meet quarterly.


As a result of our first meeting we have changed our answering machine message (which was thought to be less friendly than it should be). We will be posting more information about our highly trained staff members and their roles starting with our Nurses.

We also discussed the formation of our network of practices, Chorley East and future possibilities to improve patient care.

Please get in touch if you would like to be involved. New members are always most welcome, we are always keen to improve the care we give. 


The next meeting is scheduled for October 2019.

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

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We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

(Site updated 18/11/2019)
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