Bentham

Welcome to Cornerstone Healthcare. We are based at Bentham Road Health Centre, Mill Hill and serve the whole of South West Blackburn.

Cornerstone Healthcare is more than just a GP surgery. We are a Community Interest Company, which means that any profits made are ploughed back into serving the local community. Our patients can even become free members of our company so that they can help decide how our services should run and develop.

Cornerstone Healthcare is more than just a GP surgery. We are a Community Interest Company, which means that any profits made are ploughed back into serving the local community.

Over the next few years we will continue to grow with more doctors and nurses and more appointments. The services we will be able to offer will continue to expand, meaning our patients get the most convenient and very best of care.

Staff Details

We have a great staff team at Cornerstone Healthcare, who are all eager to give you the best service and care possible.

The Doctors

Dr Angela K Parry
(Manchester 1987) BSc MBChB MRCGP GMC No: 3241400

Dr Eva Mitchell
MB BAO BCh BA DRCOG MRCGP (Dublin 1995) GMC No 4342058

Our Practice Nurses, Christine Yates and Michelle Lee can advise on asthma, diabetes, heart disease, weight loss and other lifestyle issues. They also do vaccinations, smears and blood tests.

Health Care Assistants Shelley Forrest is able to carry out new registration checks, blood tests, blood pressure checks and other health care needs.

Trudi Jenkinson has day-to-day responsibility for the smooth running of Bentham Road Health Centre. She will be able to help you with any queries you have about administrative or non-clinical aspects of your care. Trudi will be pleased to receive any suggestions about how we may improve our services.

Our reception team is headed up by our newly appointed senior receptionist Christine Burke. Our other receptionists include Dawn Cunliffe, Andrea Robinson, Claire Atkinson and Scott Smith. Jill Cross is our medical secretary and Rachel Cunliffe is our admin assistant and notes summariser also based at Bentham Road.

The practice has an in-house Community Development Manager/ On site Chaplain Wendy Foot, available to give emotional support and practical guidance to anyone who feels this would benefit them. All contact with Wendy is confidential. Please ask at reception to get in touch with Wendy.

Also other services and people working from the Health Centre are :- , Family Health drop in, Bereavement Counselling, Health Workshops, Lorna’s Craft Workshops, Blackburn Lighthouse listening service. If you would like to access any of these services please speak to a member of staff.

Also other services and people working from the Health Centre are :- Family Health drop in, Bereavement Counselling, Chaplaincy, Health Workshops, Blackburn Lighthouse listening service and Image Pregnancy Counselling Service. If you would like to access any of these services please speak to a member of staff.

News

    Waterside Surgery Contract Update 

    We are delighted to announce that Cornerstone Healthcare has been successful in our bid to continue caring for patients at Bentham Road Health Centre for many years to come!  Below is a statement from Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group about the new contract and what it means for patients of both Bentham Road and Waterside surgeries.  Patients will also receive letters about the new service.

    Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group Statement

    Procurement of Waterside and Bentham Road Surgeries

    The current five-year contract to provide services to the local population at Waterside and Bentham Road, Blackburn, is due to end in April 2018.

    As a result of this, NHS England and Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) invited providers to apply for the contract as part of a joint procurement for GP primary care services to be provided at one or both of the current sites.

    After a full procurement process the successful provider is Cornerstone Healthcare CIC.  They currently provide primary care services to both Bentham and Waterside Health Centre patients.

    Cornerstone’s successful bid was to provide care for registered patients from the larger premises at Bentham Road Health centre only.  This means the two practices will merge and all care will be provided from Bentham Road.

    This means that with effect from Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (following the Easter Bank Holiday weekend), Waterside patients’ care will automatically transfer to Bentham Road. 

    From 3rd April 2018 Waterside Health Centre will not reopen as a result of the relocation.  The property is owned by NHS Property Services, and they will determine the future use of the building.

    If patients from Waterside do not want to transfer to Bentham Road, they are able to register with another GP practice. A list of all local practices with availability has been provided to them. Information about local GP practices can also be found on the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk

    Our priority is to ensure patients have a continuation of care and are still able to access high quality GP services but we understand this could be a worrying time for patients and they may have questions you would like to ask.

    Anyone with concerns can call the Pennine Engagement Team, which covers Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire, on 01282 644627

    Please be assured that the CCG will ensure a smooth changeover for patients as you move to your new GP practice.

    New Patients

    We accept anyone who lives in our practice area as new patients. You can register by completing a registration form which can be obtained from the practice. When you register, we will ask you to make an appointment to see either the practice nurse or healthcare assistant for a new patient health check. This will make sure that our records are accurate and all routine checks to promote your health and wellbeing (such as blood pressure/smear tests/mammograms) are up-to-date.

    Click here to download our Practice Information Leaflet

    Click here to download our Family Doctor Services Registration Form

    Click here to download our Patient Participation Group Leaflet

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    Tel: 01254 617474
    Fax: 01254 617475
    Email: benthamroadhealthcentre@nhs.net
    Please don’t use this email address to request appointments or prescriptions, please see refer to the ‘Patient Access’ information on the prescription tab. Thank you.

    Opening Times

    Monday 8:00am – 6:30pm
    Tuesday 8:00am – 8:00pm
    Wednesday 8:00am – 6:30pm
    Thursday 8:00am – 6:30pm
    Friday 8:00am – 6:30pm
    Saturday Closed all day
    Sunday Closed all day

     

    Appointments with a doctor or nurse are available at various times through each day, including Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning, if you prefer to come outside of working hours.

    The reception team will always try to make your most convenient appointment time, though demand may not always make this possible. Urgent medical problems will always be seen the same day.

    For Acute Symptoms Out of hours appointments are available on evenings and weekends.

    Though these may be located at another location within Blackburn with Darwen.

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    How to Find Us

    From Ewood Park, head North West on Bolton Rd/A666. Continue to follow A666, up the hill onto Livesey Branch Rd/A6062. About 0.6 miles after the lights, Turn right at King’s Rd. Go down the hill and after 0.2 miles turn left where the main road bends right. After 50 yards, turn left again into the car park.

    Click here to download our Practice Area Map