Welcome to Blackburn Road Medical Centre
Our main surgery is at Birstall and we have a branch surgery at Birkenshaw. The practice area covers Birstall, Gomersal and Birkenshaw.
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.
Evening and weekend appointments now available.....
Patients can now see a local GP for routine appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends.
Pre-bookable and on-the-day appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm each weekday,
with additional slots available on Saturdays from 9am and 4pm and Sundays 9am and 1pm.
The scheme starts in August when evening and weekend appointments will be available for any patient registered with a GP in North Kirklees.
The appointments will be available in Dewsbury Health Centre.
How to book an evening or weekend appointment
There are ‘pre-bookable’ and ‘on-the-day’ appointments which can be accessed through your own GP practice, or by calling the free NHS 111 phone line out of normal working hours.
New Telephone System
The Practice is using a new telephone system to direct patient calls to the most appropriate health care navigator.
When you dial the Practice you will be able to select from the following options:
Press 1 for Appointments, Press 2 for Home Visits, Press 3 for Prescription Queries, Press 4 for Test Results, Press 5 for a Referral or Choose & Book enquiry,
or continue to hold for General Enquiries. Please note options 3-5 will be available from 10am daily, after the morning rush for appointments.
If you wish the list to be repeated you Press * as per the instructions.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Both sites have a dedicated disabled car parking space, with wheelchair access to the building and a disabled WC.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS
Please see the News section for more information.
Dr Lobb is retiring....
As many of you already know, I am retiring from practice this summer. I first joined the Practice as a trainee in the summer of 1989 and then returned following completion of my training, to become a Partner in 1992. I have been very fortunate to have worked with many wonderful and supportive colleagues over the years and would like to thank all the receptionists, secretaries, health care assistants, nurses, managers, doctors and other health care professionals past and present who have enabled me to enjoy my job so much.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my patients for their support over the years. It has been my utmost pleasure to have helped you and your family. I will miss the day to day contact and friendships I have made over the years. I leave you in the very capable hands of all of my colleagues and wish you all the best.
Dr Brian Lobb
(Site updated 20/08/2018)