Fairmore Medical Practice – Closure of Padiham Branch

We are writing to all of our registered patients to advise that the Padiham branch surgery located at Padiham Primary Health Care Centre, Station Road, Padiham BB12 8EA will permanently close on Friday 13March 2020.

You may recall we wrote to you at the end of December to advise we had applied to NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for permission to close our Padiham Site, and to invite you to feedback any comments or concerns you may have.

The remaining two sites in Nelson and Rawtenstall will remain open. The addresses and contact details of these surgeries are detailed below. As previously, the option to be seen at either site remains. Please note that home visits will remain unaffected and continue as required.

The closure of the branch will not affect your registration with Fairmore Medical Practice and the doctors and staff very much hope that you will remain as a patient.

However, you now have the option of:

  1. Remaining registered with Fairmore Medical Practice, and travelling to Nelson and/or Rawtenstall surgeries – details below.
  • Opting to register at another practice of your choice. Details of how to do this follow.

Fairmore Medical Practice – Nelson

PWE Fairmore

Pendle Community Hospital

Leeds Road



Tel: 01282 731415

Fairmore Medical Practice – Rawtenstall

Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre

161 Bacup Road


Tel: 01706 253530

You are entitled to register with a different practice if you choose. You will need to contact your preferred GP practice to enquire if you live in their practice boundary.

When you have found a practice you like, you’ll have to formally register with it as an NHS patient by submitting a registration form to them. This will be available via the GP practice.

When you have completed and returned the form, NHS England will transfer your medical records to your new practice and write to you to confirm your registration as a patient with that practice.

You can find a list of GP practices in the area on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/GP/LocationSearch/4

Alternatively, we have listed those ones in close proximity to Padiham below:

  • Padiham Group Practice

Padiham Medical Centre, 36 Burnley Road, Padiham BB12 8BP

Tel: 01282 731333

  • Kiddrow Medical Practice

Kiddrow Lane Health Centre, Kiddrow Lane, Burnley BB12 6LH

Tel: 01282 731300

  • Ightenhill Medical Centre

Tabor Street, Burnley BB12 0HL

Tel: 01282 644041

  • Sabden and Whalley Medical Group

42 King Street, Whalley BB7 9SL

Tel: 01254 287100

  • Rosegrove Surgery

225-227 Gannow Lane, Burnley BB12 6HY

Tel: 01282 731501

As you know, earlier in the year we invited all registered patients to feedback to us any comments or concerns regarding our proposal to close Padiham.   Whilst this feedback highlighted that the majority of those who responded were not supportive of the proposal to close the site, the majority did understand the practice’s reason for it.

It also highlighted some misunderstanding and worry that local GP practices are not taking on new patients.  All local GP practices have the capacity to take on new patients.

You can read the full patient insight report on NHS East Lancashire CCG website: https://eastlancsccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/completed-engagement#fairmore-medical-practice

We understand that this might be disappointing news and we would like to reassure you that you will continue to receive high quality primary care services either through ourselves at Nelson and Rawtenstall or through one of our neighbouring GP practices.

If you have any additional questions or queries with regards to this closure, please contact us by telephone on 01282 731415 / 01282 64460 / 01706 253530 or via email using the following address [email protected]

If you would prefer to raise your concerns with NHS East Lancashire CCG, then please contact the customer care team by Freephone: 0800 032 2424, text phone: 01772 227 005 or email: [email protected]