Updated 8 January 2019
Cook Lane Surgery was previously known as Albion Street Surgery. The practice is located at Cook Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 9JG. The practice forms part of a ‘cluster’ of three local practices, Cook Lane Surgery, Healds Road Surgery and Liversedge Health Centre. These practices operate as individual practices, but share some back office functions, with some clinical staff covering across the sites.
The practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide the following regulated activities:
- Diagnostic and screening procedures
- Surgical procedures
- Maternity and midwifery services
- Family planning
- Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
There are currently 2,576 patients registered at the practice. The practice provides Primary Medical Services (PMS) under a locally agreement with NHS England.
The Public Health National General Practice Profile shows that around 29% of patients are of Asian origin; with just over 1% of mixed ethnicity. The level of deprivation within the practice population is rated as four, on a scale of one to ten. Level one represents the highest level of deprivation; and level ten the lowest.
The age/sex profile shows a higher than average number of females aged between five and 14 years registered at the practice. The average life expectancy for patients at the practice is 78 years for men and 81 years for women, compared to the national average of 79 years and 83 years respectively.
The practice offers a range of enhanced services which includes childhood vaccination and immunisation and minor surgery.
The clinical team comprises two GP partners, both male, and one female salaried GP, one practice nurse and one health care assistant, both female. Further clinical support is provided by sessional advanced clinical practitioners and locum GPs. Non-clinical support is provided by an on-site reception manager, responsible for the day to day running of the practice. They are supported by a practice manager who oversees all three of the cluster practices, and an operations manager who also oversees all three practices. Cook Lane Surgery also has a small team of administrative and reception staff. The GP partners divide their time between the three cluster practices, whilst the salaried GP carries out all sessions at Cook Lane Surgery.
The practice is open between 8am and 7.30pm on Monday; and between 8am and 6pm Tuesday to Friday. The practice is accessible to patients with mobility problems, or those who use a wheelchair. Parking is available on site, with allocated disabled parking spaces.
Out of hours care is provided by Local Care Direct which is accessed by calling the surgery number, or by calling the NHS 111 service.