Beacon Primary Care - Sandy Lane Health Centre

Telephone: 01695 736000
Address: Dr S Biswas And Partners, Sandy Lane Health Centre, Sandy Lane, Skelmersdale, WN8 8LA

3 out of 5 stars

Based on 41 ratings for this GP surgery




We are a surgery based in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale, operating from 3 locations, Hillside Health Centre and Sandy Lane Health Centres in Skelmersdale, and Railway Road Surgery in Ormskirk. 

We operate a Talk and Treat Telephone service:  

Our practice is one of an increasing number in the UK using a telephone consultation system as a first point of contact for patients needing medical advice and treatment.

You can request a Talk and Treat call back at a time that is convenient for you - during which you and your doctor will discuss the most appropriate way forward for your individual situation.  This may be to come straight to the surgery, to come later in the day or another day, or to have another form of treatment put in place purely on the basis of the phone assessment itself.

We can call you at home, work, even abroad!  Most patients find this a very convenient means of accessing advice and treatment - and we can pick up emergency problems quickly and put the right course of action in place, which might range from a 999 call, to an immediate or same day appointment. 

There are many ways of co-ordinating your care from the initial Talk and Treat call - the following just give a flavour: 

Information and advice, face to face assessment in surgery or at home for those unable to travel, access to our extended team of specialist prescribing nurses, health care assistants and nurse clinicians, prescriptions, referrals, sick notes, liaising with the hospital on your behalf. 


We are able to satisfactorily help about 50% of our callers during the Talk and Treat phone call. The other 50% of callers will need to come into surgery for a further assessment.  

Please remember this is all about personalising and tailoring the care to suit your medical needs - we will try to work around your schedule wherever we can. 

We note there are a number of comments about this service on the review page.  





Opening times

Reception times

Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Surgery times

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 13:0018:30 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Last verified on 09/08/2013


  • Dr. Gillian Henry
  • Dr. Kathleen Pollard
  • Dr. Gillian Henry
  • Dr T Newman
  • Dr Jillian Canavan
  • Dr Zoe Olliver
  • Dr. Rosalind Elizabeth Bonsor
  • Dr. Suresh Kumar Govinda Panikker
  • Dr. Meena Biswas
  • Dr. Sujoy Biswas

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

3 male and 7 female GPs

Additional languages spoken

Laotian, Bengali, French, Hindi

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Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is available Order or view repeat prescriptions online
  • Online access to view test results is available Online access to view test results

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Data source: HSCIC

Latest news


We very much value our patients' feedback on NHS Choices.  However, if you have any concerns, issues, queries with regards to your experience with Beacon Primary Care, we would be grateful if you could, in the first instance, please contact the surgery on 01695 736000 and ask to speak to one of our Patient Friends, Katrina or Gill.  Alternatively you can email the surgery -  Information will be taken, logged, and the Patient Friend will try to deal with the issue there and then.  If this is not possible you can be assured that the Patient Friend will have a thorough look at the issue and will agree a convenient time to get back to you with an outcome or explanation.  If you leave anonymous feedback we cannot respond effectively - it would help everyone if you could please call the surgery direct - this way we can be proactive in our actions and response.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Last updated on 11 May 2015.

Key facts

Registered patients


Friends and Family Test score: General Practice

81%Patients recommend this practice. 26 responses.

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

Privacy for patients

Went for bloods on Friday, sat in waiting area with quite a few others. Myself and all others waiting could hear everything that was bein...

23 November 2015

Terrible Service

I have been with this practice for many years and have seen the services they offer diminish drastically! Trying to get an appointment to...

13 November 2015

not very helpfull

Just been to Reception at Hillside HC, i asked if a form could be filled in for today for my sons vaccination history requested by the RA...

19 October 2015


call for appointment today,no chance the doctor will ring you in the 3 days i asked the receptionist why does it take so long for them t...

23 September 2015

Who is your GP?

Gone are the days when you could book an appointment to see your own GP. At Sandy lane you're lucky if you get a telephone consultation w...

11 September 2015

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Last updated on 11 May 2015.

Information supplied by NHS West Lancashire CCG