Roman Road Health Centre

Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn BB2 3UY

Appointments

URGENT CASES WILL BE SEEN ON THE DAY

If your conimage-7-w360h250-1-w360h250dition is non-urgent you can expect to see a GP within two working days, though you may have to wait longer if you wish to see a particular GP.  You can also expect to see a Nurse within one working day.

Please let us know if more than one member of the family needs to be seen as you will need a longer appointment.

You can book a telephone consultation with a doctor if you feel that your illness could be dealt with over the telephone.  The Receptionist will take your number and give you a time when the Doctor will ring you back.

PLEASE BE ON TIME

Please arrive promptly and remember to cancel your appointment if it is no longer needed or you are not able to keep it.  This could then be given to another patient who may need to see the doctor urgently.

HOME VISITS

Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a   single home visit.  For this reason, we ask out patients to come to the practice if at all possible.  However, we can visit your home if your condition means you cannot   attend the surgery.  Please ring before 10:00 am to arrange a visit and let us know if your condition is urgent.

ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY/999

If you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or call 999.   Accident and Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.

PLEASE NOTE

Roman Road Health Centre is a member of Blackburn with Darwen’s Local Primary Care GP Federation. Local Primary Care Federation runs a GP extended access service that provides additional appointments at four neighborhood spoke surgeries. Patients can be booked into one of the four spoke surgeries via the Practice Receptionists accordingly. Please ask at reception for more information.

 

Coronavirus – Advice for Patients

 
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
 

 
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and it does not necessarily mean you have the illness.
 
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
 
Use this service if:
 

 
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
 
Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
 
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
 

 
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

 
Updated:
02.03.2020