Attached Staff

Health Visitors

Our team of health visitors work within the practice setting to hep individuals, the family and the community.  They hold regular sessions at the surgery covering:

  • Child development and behaviour
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Public Health

District Nurses

The district nursing service provides skilled and professional nursing care to people who are confined to their homes.  Referrals to the service can only be made by your GP or a hospital department.  Care will be tailored by the nurses to meet your individual needs.


Midwives from Burnley General Hospital provide care for our Nelson patients at The Family Tree Centre, Railway Street in Nelson, and care for Barrowford patients at our Barrowford surgery.  Airedale midwives provide care for patients at Walton Lane Children’s Centre.

Mothers-to-be are given many choices relating to their care during pregnancy:

  • Type of care (midwife/shared/consultant)
  • Place of delivery
  • Pain relief
  • Many others, including screening


Our dietician holds weekly clinics, usually on a Wednesday morning at the Yarnspinners surgery.  They assess and advise people of any age on issues relating to food, in connection with the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Underweight
  • High cholesterol

Patients are usually referred by a doctor or practice nurse.  Ask about this in reception.

NB: All members of the primary health care team will happily give advice or treatment on the full range of expertise relevant to their profession.