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Practice News & Announcements

Welcome to The Colne Practice

We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.
Our aim is to provide a high-quality, caring and personal healthcare service to our whole patient population.

A unique attribute of our practice is our policy of allocating patients to a named GP. Where possible, we offer patients the opportunity to see their own GP, and in doing so, we aim to promote continuity of care.
Historically, seeing your ‘family doctor’ meant the doctor was at least a familiar face and had some background knowledge of the patient. We embrace this traditional approach and the ethos of personalised GP care for everyone.

Built upon this ethos of personalised care, our practice offers a team of specialist in-house healthcare professionals. Appointments can be made with our Practice Nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, First Contact Physiotherapist, and Clinical Pharmacist. In fact, for many patients seeking an appointment, their particular health concern could be resolved by our specialist in-house team, and often, such appointments are more accessible than GP appointments. Our reception team can advise patients on the most appropriate healthcare professional when they book their appointment. Moreover, through the Pharmacy First scheme, patients can now get treatment for seven common conditions directly from their local pharmacy, without the need for a GP appointment or prescription.

Our surgery offers a wide range of clinical services, and these are listed on Our Clinics webpage.
We have specialist appointments for contraceptive implants, intrauterine device (‘Copper’ coil and Mirena coil) fitting, ring pessary fitting, and lung spirometry. We are fortunate to be able to offer an accessible, once monthly, specialist Minor Surgery and Joint Injection clinic.

We are also proud to be a Teaching GP Practice Surgery. We train medical undergraduates from Cambridge, Imperial and Brunel universities and have created a bespoke Teaching Centre within the practice. We are ambitious to expand this important role and, in the near future, endeavour to support the development of trainee GPs and other specialist healthcare professionals.


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