Beacon Primary Care

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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 65 ratings for this GP surgery




Beacon Primary Care has four sites, one set of Clinical Values, one set of Medical Records, one Group of Staff serving West Lancashire, with one integrated telephone system.  Our staff rotate between the four 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 10 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.
  • 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 Ade Oyeyele
  • 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

2 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: Data not available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online: Data not available Order or view repeat prescriptions online

This GP does not currently offer online services. Find out more about accessing online services.

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

58%Patients recommend this practice. 33 responses.

More on how we perform

We are currently accepting new patients

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

seen right away

I was very pleased with the way i was treated today the two people who removed my mole did so without any fuss.I had to be told they had ...

21 November 2017

Very efficient

I found the service here to be slick and professional. Minor surgery was carried out very effectively.

17 November 2017

Minor procedure clinic

I visited your Health Center for the first time for a minor procedure and was very impressed by the way all the staff treated the patient...

8 November 2017

Minor Surgery Dept. Date 07/11/17 Appt Time 10am

I have no hesitation in expressing how impressed I was with the service received. Excellent treatment carried out in an efficient, profes...

8 November 2017

Brilliant surgery

I have always had excellent service from my GP and their staff over many years. Nothing seems to be to be to much trouble. Would definite...

25 October 2017

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Last updated on 11 May 2015.

Information supplied by NHS West Lancashire CCG