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Welcome to Reedyford Health Care

 

– providing General Practice & Primary care for Nelson and Barrowford.


 

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

Main Surgery Address

Reedyford Health Care
Yarnspinners Primary Health Care Centre
Carr Road
BB9 7SR
P: (01282) 657575

Barrowford Branch Surgery Address

Reedyford Health Care
Lee Street
BB9 8NR
P: (01282) 657575

REEDYFORD GP TESTIMONIALS

We are always happy when we get positive feedback from our service users. Thank you to those that have offered their thanks, as displayed to the right.If you would like to offer your feedback, please use the Feedback link under the Contact Us tab above.
  • 'I have received nothing but wonderful care from the clinical and reception staff on my recent visits over the past few months. The reception staff were friendly and the GP I attended was very caring and reassuring, with excellent patient care. I was always on time or within 10 minutes of my appointment time. As a busy working mum I have registered myself for the online services, which solves the problem of having to ring up to make an appointment, a service I recommend to other patients. I don't think people understand how difficult it can be for a GP practice to try and meet the demands of today's patients. What you have here is a committed team of GPs, nurses and admin staff who are working hard daily to give patients their best service and care. A lovely surgery and I certainly have no complaints.'June 2015
  • My doctor has gone above and beyond to help my husband and put my mind at rest for his care. Thank you so much, the doctor is so dedicated. Not many doctors like this. Thank you so much. March 2017
  • 'I recently applied to join the RAF but my application was rejected as I had declared that I had symptoms of asthma as a child.  I lodged an appeal and the asthma nurse and my GP from Reedyford Health Care were very supportive and carried out a series of tests to prove that I do not suffer from the condition.  The practice provided me with a written report to this effect which resulted in my application being reinstated.  I can't thank the practice enough for all their help.'April 2015
  • ‘This was our first time at Reedyford and we were very impressed.  Irene was on reception and there was a large queue due to a patient with many queries.  Irene was very patient and we were greeted very friendly and Karen came to assist.  Karen was so friendly and helpful also.  Great staff.’April 2015
  • 'Last Thursday I had a general appointment at Reedyford Health Care at the Yarnspinners site with Dr Grasso.  I wish to pass on my best wishes to him.  On this particular day he was being observed by Dr Ashworth.  He explained clearly to me why the other doctor was present and asked if it was OK.  Dr Grasso was confident, polite, professional and approachable.  He will be a great credit to the team at Reedyford and want to wish him well.'March 2015
  • 'I feel I must write something about my recent visit to Reedyford Health Care, the treatment and service I received was outstanding.  As I do not visit the doctors regularly I am always a bit nervous.  The doctor was running on time and being a tea time appointment I was very impressed.  The doctor introduced himself and explained to me why another doctor was observing them.  I cannot praise the doctor enough.  He was polite, professional and approachable.  Credit where credit is due, god bless the NHS.'March 2015
  • 'I called and spoke to a receptionist (Julie?) this evening regarding a concern about my son. Dr Chowdhury called me back within 10 minutes to discuss and my son was seen 20 minutes later.'July 2014
  • 'I would like it to be known that during routine appointment, Sr Clarkson noticed that I was having problems breathing. I was wheezy and hyperventilating, and becoming anxious. She arranged for a GP to see me. A chest infection was diagnosed and he diagnosed antibiotics and steroid tablets. If Sr Clarkson had not intervened, I would have gone home and become very poorly indeed.During another appointment with Sr Clarkson, she realised again I was having the symptoms as described above, and again a GP saw me. Whilst I was waiting for the GP to see me, the nurse sat me in a quiet place and made me a cup of tea, and tried to calm me down. I cannot express how thankful I am to Sr Clarkson. She went out of her way to help me. Thank you.' May 2017
  • 'My wife and I are extremely grateful to the practice's sister and our doctor who were so very kind and caring to my wife, Brenda, when a routine blood pressure test showed a dangerously high reading. Their reassurance and encouragement meant the problem was resolved by a two night stay in Hospital. The follow up phone calls by the Sister were a surprise and beyond what could have been expected. Our thanks to them both.' October 2015
  • 'Since transferring from another surgery, I have had no cause for concern. Always been seen as and when I have needed to, receptionists are always happy to help with any queries I have.' December 2015
  • 'I recently went to see the nurse at Reedyford Health Care at Yarnspinners in Nelson. I was early for my appointment so while sitting in the waiting area I was captivated by all the interesting leaflets, health advise and local health promotion items on display. I was then seen by a very professional approachable nurse. Furthermore I regularly use the online 'Patient Access' prescription ordering service, this saves me a lot of time and phone calls to the surgery. I can also view medical letters and correspondence online at my leisure.Thank You to all the team at Reedyford Health Care.' July 2015
  • 'I feel I need to write this review after reading some of the negative comments written on here. I have received nothing but wonderful care from the clinical and reception staff on my recent visits over the past few months. The reception staff were friendly and the GP I attended was very caring and reassuring, with excellent patient care. I was always seen on time or within 10 minutes of my appointment time. As a busy working, mum I have registered myself for the online services, which solves the problem of having to ring up to make an appointment, a service I recommend to other patients. I don't think the people who have made negative comments understand how difficult it can be for a GP practice to try and meet the demands of today's patients, what you have here is a committed team of GPs, nurses and admin staff who are working hard daily to give patients their best service and care. A lovely surgery and I certainly have no complaints.' June 2015

Technology ; Health Apps & Gear

General News from Reedyford Health Care

  • in News

    Pendle Dementia Awareness Day ACE Centre Nelson

    Pendle Dementia Awareness Day on Tuesday 17th May 2016, 10am – 4pm The ACE Centre, Cross Street, Nelson BB9 7NN Pendle Dementia Friends are having an open day...
  • in Health Campaigns, Latest posts, News

    Local Health Visitor Clinics for children upto age 5 in Pendle

    Local Child Health Clinics Regular local child health clinics are available to parents of children from birth to 5 years old. At these clinics the health visiting team are available to discuss any aspect of a child or family’s health and wellbeing. This includes sleep, behaviour, toilet training, feeding, healthy weights, minor illness and more....
  • in News

    Advanced Care Planning Guide

    Advance Care Planning Guides. An electronic Advance Care Planning Guide form is available to download from the CCG website http://www.eastlancsccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2015/10/Advanced-Care-Planning-Guide-FORM.pdf...
  • in News

    Advanced Care Planning

    This document has been created by the CCG and Local Hospitals to make it easier for patients , friends , family and clinical staff to approach the subject of advanced care planning. Advanced Care Planning Guide for East Lancashire....
  • in News

    Hepatitis B Vaccinations for Work

    GPs do not provide an occupational health service as part of their NHS responsibility nor can they provide this service to you even if it is funded by the patient. Under Health and Safety Regulations, your employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment and, therefore, appropriate health advice for those at risk...

Information for Staff

Health Campaigns

  • in Health Campaigns, Lifestyle

    GOOD LIFE PROJECT – In Nelson

    Do you know someone who is fed up of being stuck in the house? Do you know someone you would like to meet new people? Do they enjoy being outdoors? Would they like to gain new skills? If you have answered yes to any of these questions The Good Life Project could be for them....
  • in Health Campaigns, Latest posts, News

    Local Health Visitor Clinics for children upto age 5 in Pendle

    Local Child Health Clinics Regular local child health clinics are available to parents of children from birth to 5 years old. At these clinics the health visiting team are available to discuss any aspect of a child or family’s health and wellbeing. This includes sleep, behaviour, toilet training, feeding, healthy weights, minor illness and more....
  • in Health Campaigns, Staff Information

    Marie Stopes UK now has clinic at Airedale Hospital

    The Marie Stopes UK Airedale clinic is located within the Airedale General Hospital. (click this link for more info ) Telephone: 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs) Aftercare support: 0345 122 1441 (24 hrs) Email: services@mariestopes.org.uk Opening Hours Wednesday 08:30 – 16:30 Friday 08:30 – 16:30 Please note treatment times may occasionally diffe...
  • in Health Campaigns, Latest posts

    Compassion and Health #CompassionEL

    East Lancashire are celebrating compassion in Practice across East Lancashire CCG by hosting a compassion in practice week from 22nd June 2015. The week is an opportunity for us to consider what role “Compassion” has to play in health. You may be interested in joining in the discussions about compassion and health. Please use the...
  • in Health Campaigns, respiratory

    Breathe Easy Support Groups

    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 ...
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