Beacon Primary Care

01695736000 Sandy Lane Health Centre, Sandy Lane , Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 8LA

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 56 ratings for this GP surgery




Beacon Primary Care has three sites, one set of Clinical Values, one set of Medical Records, one Group of Staff serving Ormskirk and Skelmersdale, with one integrated telephone system.  Our staff rotate between all three sites which helps our patients to see any member of the team at any site.  

Please visit our website for more information.



We operate a Talk and Treat Telephone Consultation service.   

We are one of an increasing number of Practices in the UK offering this type of appointment.  If you require advice, or a face to face consultation with a Doctor or Nurse Clinician, the first step is to book a phone call.

  • We always aim to provide a routine call back within 4 days.  Urgent calls will always be dealt with the same day.
  • A Senior Prescribing Clinician from this Practice will call you on your chosen number (this can be home, work or abroad).    
  • During this consultation we can arrange.
    • Immediate attention with a GP if your need is judged medically urgent.
    • Agreed appointment with a GP, Nurse or Health Care Assistant.
    • Phlebotomy appointment or any other appropriate tests.
    • Referral to allied health professionals or hospital.
    • Prescription.
  • Let the Clinician know all the topics you wish to discuss at the start of the consultation so that you can both prioritise what can be done in the time available.

The advantages of a Talk and Treat Telephone Consultation:

  • Early idenfication of medically urgent problems.
  • You see the right person for your needs, for example, patients requiring particular procedures, such as joint injections or coil fittings, are directed to the correct member of staff.
  • More capacity – routine appointments are generally availabe wihtin 4 working days.
  • You get the time you need.
  • No long waits in the Practice waiting room.

50% of patient calls are dealt with over the phone; 50% of patient calls come in for a range of appointments and services.


Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 13:0018:30 - 20:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
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 Zoe Olliver
  • Dr. Rosalind Elizabeth Bonsor
  • Dr. Sujoy Biswas

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

GPs at this practice

1 male and 5 female GPs

Additional languages spoken

Laotian, Bengali, French, Hindi

Other branches

This practice is part of a practice group.

If you are interested in registering with one of our other branches please find their contact information here.

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is available Order or view repeat prescriptions online

You must be registered with your GP's online service to access the facilities. Find out more about accessing online services.

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Data source: NHS Digital

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

45%Patients recommend this practice. 11 responses.

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Latest reviews of this gp practice


Never could see the gp when I needed. Never. I start calling from 9:27 am and the member of staff answer the phone 10:14 and redirect...

14 August 2017

Minor Surgery

I attended Sandy Lane Health Centre for minor Surgery. Went in 5 minutes early and had everything explained to me. Spotlessly clean, Extr...

1 August 2017

Cyst removal

Had a cyst removed today, what a great team. ! Put me completely at ease, explained everything they were going to do, and all about afte...

1 August 2017


They need to look into there protocols and procedures as they are causing more admissions to A and E by not giving patient appointments a...

25 July 2017

Baby with cough seen quickly

My Baby was not well with a cough, they have a great walk in clinic with freindly Drs and staff. I was seen that morning at Tanhouse Cent...

24 July 2017

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Last updated on 11 May 2015.

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