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East Lancashire Medical Services (ELMS) operates as a Social Enterprise and is a registered society under the Co-Operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014. Delivery primary healthcare to local people since 1994, patients are at the heart of all that ELMS do.
ELMS delivers Urgent Primary Care Services 365 days a year. We have a number of primary health care services whose details can be found by navigating our website.
Please see the Service tabs above.
ELMS is a clinically led membership organisation - in this we are no different to the Pennine Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Groups for Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire.
ELMS has over 300 members consisting of our staff, local general practices and GPs who became members of ELMS through their links to the original out of hours GP co-operatives and primary care organisations from which ELMS evolved or more recently in their work for ELMS, and patients. ELMS members may attend and participate at members meetings, vote in elections to, and stand for election for the Council and take part in the affairs of ELMS as set as in the Society’s rules. All local GP Practices receive ELMS information and invitations to members meetings.
Please see Company Rules tab
ELMS is managed on a day-to-day operational basis by an executive team accountable to ELMS Council. ELMS Council receive reports from the executive team on the business, cause an annual report to be prepared, revenue account and balance sheet as required by these rules and help determine the Society’s strategy and forward plans in consultation with the Executive team and when appropriate to make recommendations for change, including changes to the Society’s rules*.
Please see Organisational Structure tab.
Any comments or feedback will be greatly appreciated, as we are always looking to improve the services we offer.
Our head office can be found on Accrington Road in Blackburn.
East Lancashire Medical Services
St Ives House
Tel: 01254 946997
Fax: 01254 671882
We are open for 08:00am to 17:00pm Monday to Friday for enquiries
Meet the ELMS Team
Below is East Lancashire Medical Services company rules as of 2018:
At an ELMS special company meeting on 22 March 2018 attended by members of ELMS including staff, local GPs and patients agreed a number of rule changes, and these have now been approved by the FCA:
ELMS Patient Experience 2019-20
Please find below ELMS annual report for 2013 - 2014 and 2014 - 2015
ELMS Annual Report 2013 - 2014
ELMS Annual Report 2014 - 2015
ELMS Annual Report 2015 - 2016
ELMS Annual Report 2016 - 2017
ELMS Annual Report 2017 - 2018
ELMS Annual Report 2018 - 2019
ELMS Annual Report 2019 - 2020
The last CQC report on ELMS services was a review of evidence and remote interview in December 2020. The report is attached below:
CQC Activity Monitor Report Dec-2020
ELMS is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and on the last inspection was rated as Good.
ELMS RBH Site CQC Report