GP Practices in Nelson and Barrowford.

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Click here for online services . Patient AccessWelcome to Reedyford Health Care

– providing primary care for Nelson and Barrowford.


Please feel free to browse our website where you will find lots of useful information about the surgery and the services we offer. Click on the menu at the top of the page to read about appointments and information.

You can use the contact us button in the menu at the top of the page to send us a message. 

Self-care starts with knowing what the problem is.

Sore Throat Colds or Flu Sinusitis Earache

Back Pain Eczema Fever in Children Coughs

Acne & Spots Headache or Migraine Constipation

Heartburn & Indigestion Sprained Muscle

Tools called Symptom Checkers can help to diagnose the problem

The website will ask you some questions about the person and their symptoms.

This can help you to arrive at a diagnosis and can help you to decide what sort of treatment you need and how urgently you need it.

This is not intended to be a substitute for the GP.

If you have any doubts then please call the GP or ring 111 if the practice is closed.

The NHS Choices Symptom checker websites and Apps often indicate which service you need to see – if any – and when .

e.g. it may recommend seeing the pharmacy, going to A&E or asking for an urgent or non-urgent GP appointment.

NHS Choices Symptom Checkers

Home medicine kit, Pharmacy, Practice Nurse, GP , A&E or other Service ?

There are many ways of getting help, and you may or may not need to see the GP before you can access the service that you would like. Many common conditions will get better on their own without needing medicines from the GP.

Reading the guides to managing common conditions will help us to help you & make it easier to speak with a GP when you need to.

The GP practice is not an emergency service – please call 999 if you have a medical emergency or

….  111 if you need general advice about a health condition.

The buttons below take you to some health websites that our doctors recommend for different reasons.

The NHS Choices Website has a good A-Z of health conditions and makes a good starting point.

Health A – Z of Conditions

The Healthtalk Online website seems to have more information about what its like to have an illness or condition. They have many videos and organise topics into the different aspects of the condition – e.g. living with pain.

HealthTalk Online Website

Contact Details

01282 657575
01282 619230
Reedyford Health Care

Yarnspinners Primary Health Care Centre

Yarnspinners Wharf

Carr Road

Nelson BB9 7SR

Barrowford Branch
Reedyford Health Care

Lee Street


Nelson BB9 8NR

Technology ; Health Apps & Gear

General News from Reedyford Health Care

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    Self Care Forum Newsletter

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  • 04/04/2015in News

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    Great points here about the playoff between the calories in a treat & the amount of exercise you would need to do to work it off.
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  • 30/03/2015in News

    NHSmail Service Warning: Suspect Emails

    Recently there has been a significant global increase in the number of suspect emails being sent which in turn means potentially more coming into NHSmail mailboxes. If at all in doubt about the origin of an email you receive do not open it. Central controls remove significant volumes of malicious email but some still get...
  • 27/02/2015in News

    #HelloMyNameIs Campaign

    The successful campaign to get health workers to introduce themselves to patients has arrived in East Lancs . If you Google #HelloEastLancs you can see how Doctors, Nurses and Managers at our local CCG are embracing the idea. See if you can spot our own Sister Clarkson … @EastLancsCCG @HelenCollinge @PillingMichelle @EastLancsCCG Fab launch o...

Information for Staff

Health Campaigns

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    Breathe Easy Support Groups The Pulmonary Rehabilitation team hold monthly support groups offering friendship and support for people living with a lung condition. These groups are held at four different locations across East Lancashire at Clitheroe Community Hospital, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe,  Accrington Pals, Paradise Street, Accrington,  Irwell ...
  • 29/09/2014in Health Campaigns

    © The Pain Toolkit

    Pain Toolkit For people who live with persistent pain A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. This Pain Toolkit website has been developed from the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet that provides you with handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing...
  • 14/09/2014in Health Campaigns

    Flu Clinics

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