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Thinking about being a GP in East Lancashire?

Here are some reasons why you should choose East Lancashire - 

Featured in Sunday Times Best Places to Live

One of our local towns Clitheroe, as well as neighbouring Ramsbottom, has recently appeared in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Top 10, which takes into account transport links, quality of schools and natural beauty. The towns were also graded on their low crime rates, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures.

Unique towns and villages

Abundance of towns and districts, each with their own distinctive character and charm. Some are centred on towns, others embrace rivers, valleys and rural villages. Some are steeped in the heritage of the Industrial Revolution, whilst others lie in the rugged hills of East Lancashire. Each one is worth getting to know individually.

Beautiful countryside

As part of the West Pennine Moors, we have a wealth of wild, unspoilt countryside. You’ll find this is a rural haven and a perfect contrast to the nearby towns. The magnificent Pendle Hill, famous for its witch trials in 1612, is a truly bewitching part of Lancashire.

Easily accessible

East Lancashire is easily reached and has well-connected motorway links and a main line rail. The M65 motorway linking with the M6M66M55M61 and M58 enables quick and convenient car travel to all corners of the county. Local public transport is operated by a range of bus and train providers.

Excellent schools

There are a number of excellent schools in the area and we also have two University campuses in Burnley and Blackburn.

High quality healthcare

We are served by one hospital trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, which has two major sites: Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital, each with their own specialties. The benefit of this is we are able to offer a variety of training opportunities across a multitude of specialities.  For example, Burnley has a new £32 million state-of-the-art Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre whilst Royal Blackburn Hospital has been designated a vascular Centre of Excellence.