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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.


We are looking to set up a patient participation group to meet up bi-monthly - please click on the "Have your Say" tab if you are interested and require more information

Care Quality Commission - read our latest inspection report

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.

Instead, over the the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns, and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious they’ll ensure that you get the care you need.

You may still be prescribed an over the counter medicine if:

  • You need treatment for a long-term condition, e.g. regular pain relief for chronic arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease
  • You need treatment for more complex forms of minor illnesses, e.g. migraines that are very bad and where over the counter medicines do not work
  • You need an over the counter medicine to treat a side effect of a prescription medicine or symptom of another illness, e.g. constipation when taking certain painkillers

A patient information leaflet explaining the changes is available to download here.

For Charity

Dress Down Friday

We are currently taking part in dress down Friday.  On the first Friday of each month staff will come to work in non-uniform and donate money to charity.  For the last few months the chosen charity has been SiMBA.  We did this on Friday 5th April and Friday 3rd May.  We also hosted a cake sale on Friday 3rd May.  Total amount raised so far £130.00

Our next dress down day is Friday 6th September when we will be raising money for the charity Tommy's.

Chorley Food Bank

We now have a collection box in our reception for any items donated to the Living Waters Food Bank Located in Chorley.  If you wish to donate please just pop into the health centre and drop the required items into the box.  In particular they are short of:

Milk, Sugar, Corned Beef, Tinned Curry, Tuna, Rice, Tinned Ham, Crisps, Shower Gel and Toothpaste

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