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Notice: We are limiting direct access due to the Corona virus to protect patients and staff.

From Monday 16th March online appointments will be suspended.

All Appointments will be triaged, any appointments that are routine will be deferred, if an appointment is needed you will be given a telephone appointment.

The Doctor will ring you within 24 hours – please ensure that you have provided an up to date telephone number

If you have ANY respiratory symptoms, please seek advice from NHS 111 online or 111 Please do not attend the practice if you have any Flu like symptoms

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS – How to contact your GP by email

Patient Guide No 1. How to sign up for Online Consultations with Engage

Patient Guide No 2. How to send an online message to your GP Practice

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To Our Patients

This is a very difficult time for everyone in our community and we would strongly encourage you to follow – in detail – all of the recommendations around social distancing and to follow the advice available here -

The practice has made significant changes to the clinical services with changes away from face to face consultations to telephone and video consultations.

We are also only seeing patients that need to be seen face to face at our Blackburn Road Site, this is to maximise the PPE which is in short supply, ensure that we can centralise the staff as they become sick and to ensure the safety procedures are in place to protect the staff from catching the virus.

These have been made to safeguard you as our patients and the staff, so that we can remain open to provide healthcare to everyone throughout the foreseeable period.

Birkenshaw is open to drop off prescriptions which will be dealt with as fast as possible.

These decisions taken have been based on the best available advice and follow detailed clinical discussion between all of the GP Partners who agree that these measures are necessary, calculated and proportional to the current National Health Crisis.

We take your health seriously and remain committed to providing the very best care available to all, with a specific focus on the vulnerable in these testing times.

Our staff continue to come to work to save lives

You can do the same, simply by staying at home.

The practice will not be supplying Sickness Notes related to COVID 19 during this period of pressure but you can download the Medical certificate for self-completion


The current Government Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19) states;

“By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. After 7 days, employers may use their discretion around the need for medical evidence if an employee is staying at home.

We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to stay at home either as they are unwell themselves, or live with someone who is, in accordance with the public health advices issued by the government.”

Medical certificate COVID-19

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.

Friends and Family Test

Friends and Family Survey Form 2019

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.

Join In

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. Would you like to be part of the Patient Participation Group? Are you interested in finding out more about Blackburn Road Medical Centre? Would you like to influence the development of local health services? We are recruiting new members for our Patient Participation Group. Please contact Reception for details. 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.

(Site updated 18/11/2019)
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