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 36 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

Other branches

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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 medical records is available Online access to medical records
  • Online access to view test results is available Online access to view test results

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Data source: HSCIC

Key facts

Would recommend the surgery

64.0% - Among the worst

More on how we perform

We are currently accepting new patients

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

Dreadful practice turning away a 76 year old man

My 76 year old dad called into surgery this morning asking for an appointment after presenting with a persistent cough and in agony with ...

31 March 2015

waiting too long for appointments

Usually happy with these and don't usually mind waiting for an appointment but waiting 2 days for a child who is in agony is ridiculous. ...

25 February 2015

Not happy

I rang this morning regarding having bloods taken and also my 3 monthly injection, I asked for an appointment with the nurse who I assume...

12 February 2015

Not good

Can't get through on the phone to get an appointment for something I would say is quite urgent, the phone is ringing a few times and then...

5 January 2015

What do you have to say to see a doctor

Severe ear pain Telephoned surgery 8.30am 18/11/14 held on for 20 minutes. Expained to receptionist I had been compelled to return early...

19 December 2014

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Last updated on 09 August 2013.

Information supplied by NHS West Lancashire CCG