Short-term sickness

If you are off sick from work for less than 7 days, you do not need to obtain a sick note from the doctor. Please speak to your employer, who will be able to give you a form for Self Certification.

If your employer requests that you complete a 'self-certification form (SC2)', you can download this here.

Long-term sickness

If you are off sick for a long period and you need repeat sick notes please speak to the GP in advance, as we cannot issue repeat sick notes urgently.

Since 1948 patients have had the right to choose their GP and primary healthcare provider.  Please collect and complete a New Patient practice questionnaire, and complete this along with a GMS1.


GMS1 Forms can be downloaded here


The practice can only refuse your application if it has fair and reasonable grounds to do so or you live outside the practice area.


Diversity and Equality - Dr Ibrahim’s Surgery works hard to ensure that we offer equal access to Health Care for people who wish to join the Practice.  We are determined to ensure that we do not discriminate in any way against race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.  At Dr Ibrahim’s we value the richness that diversity brings among our patients and also our staff.


Consultations are by appointment only. Routine appointments are booked at ten minute intervals. Urgent appointments are available during surgery hours. The receptionist will be able to give you the necessary guidance. Details of Primary Medical Services within the area may be obtained from NHS East Lancashire at:



Walshaw House, Regent Street, Nelson BB9 8AS Tel No: 01282 610210

Services offered within the Practice


  • Counselling 
  • Stop Smoking advisor  
  • Alcohol  advisor
  • Dietician
  • General Vaccinations & Immunisations
  • Children’s / Holiday Vaccinations & Immunisations
  • CDM – Chronic Disease Management
  • ECG’s
  • Cervical Cytology (Smears)
  • Medicals 
  • Phlebotomy
  • Minor Surgery
  • Spirometry
  • Health Checks
  • Glucose Tolerance Test

For details of any other services, please contact us

You have the right:


  • To confidentiality under the Data Protection Act (1998) the Human Rights Act (1998) and the common law duty of confidence (the Disability Discrimination and the Race Relations Acts may also apply).
  • To ask for a copy of all your records held by us about you.


We have a duty to:


  • Maintain full and accurate records of the care we provide for you.
  • Keep your records secure and confidential.


Sharing Information:


We have a legal duty to give information about people eg,

  • Births of children.
  • Report some infectious diseases.
  • Serious crime.
  • To protect children.
  • If we receive a court order to divulge information.


This permission is given by the senior clinician in charge of protecting your privacy in the practice and has the title of Caldicott Guardian, who is Dr MYS Ibrahim.



This information is not exhaustive and more information can be obtained from The Patient Information Advisory Group at