Welcome to Shifa Surgery Ltd. Shifa Surgery provides Primary Care Services in Blackburn with Darwen serving approximately 10500 patients and growing. Dr Tanveer Ahmed who is the principle and leads the Practice, with a team of GP's, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Practice Nurse's, Healthcare Assistants, Trainees and a team of non-clinical staff. We aim to provide quality health care services, delivered safely to meet individual need. We aim to be innovative, support the next generation in becoming great clinicians and aim to improve quality of care by supporting in Research.

Our premises are purpose built, spacious and fully accessible to the disabled.   We aim to provide a high standard of Primary Care, keeping up to date with modern technology yet preserving the traditional values of family medicine.


We are currently accepting new patients

You can register by completing patient registration form. When you register, we will ask you to make an appointment to see either the practice nurse or health care assistant) for a new patient health check. This will make sure that our records are accurate and all routine checks to promote your health and wellbeing (such as blood pressure/smear tests/mammograms) are up-to-date.

Please bring the completed registration form along to reception with your medical card if you have it. The information on the medical card will speed up the process of getting your records from your previous practice. Once you have been accepted as a patient your medical records will be transferred to us and a new medical card will be sent to your home address. You do not need to inform your existing practice that you are moving, although it may be courteous to do so.  Medical records from your previous GP may not be immediatley received therefore please be open and frank at your consultation as the more information we have recorded the easier it is to determine any medical issues that may arise in those first few weeks of registration.

Temporary Registrations

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Non English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: