Yorkshire Street Medical Centre operates from a 3 storey Edwardian building in the busy town of Burnley, Lancashire. There has been a surgery on this site since the 1920’s. The Practice has recently undergone substantial improvements as it extended the capacity of the accommodation by the purchase of the adjacent building. We have a lift access to all floors and car parking for patients at the rear of the surgery.
The building now provides 4 ground-floor consulting rooms, 2 waiting rooms/health promotion and large inviting reception area. The 1st floor provides 7 consulting rooms, and one waiting room. The 2nd floor provides accommodation for the community nursing teams, multi-disciplinary meeting/conference room, medical secretary’s office, practice managers office, staff toilets and shower room.
The existing partnership consists of 3 whole time equivalent GPs, Dr. Andrew Sibson (m), Dr. Hasna Begum (f) & Dr. Naomi Hemsley (f).
The practice is innovative and hard-working, tackling the health and social issues generally associated with a large industrial town. The practice achieves higher targets for cervical cytology and childhood immunisations.
The clinicians are supported by a Clinical Nurse Manager and two part-time practice nurses who run the diabetic, asthma, well women/man clinics. The nurses also carry out new registration health checks, cervical cytology, contraceptive care, elderly health screening, travel vaccinations and childhood immunisation clinics.
The practice has a health care assistant who assists the clinicians and practice nurses with routine phlebotomy clinics, hypertension checks and coronary heart disease assessments.
In addition the practice also provides counselling and dietetic services.
The practice is well equipped with diagnostic equipment, with ECG, Spirometer, portable BP watches, Nebulisers, and cryocautery.
One of our main areas of commitment is with information technology with the utilisation of the EMIS clinical system. In 2001 the practice became a ‘paperless practice’ with all patient information being recorded, READ coded and scanned onto the patient’s electronic record.
The practice is fully involved with supporting clinical governance issues for improving care and service delivery. Clinical audit is an on-going process to evaluate the practices’ development and quality standards.
Policies and procedures are in place to ensure that patient care and administrative tasks are delivered efficiently.
The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 6.30 pm. The surgery operates a booked appointment system. On a Monday evening we offer extended hours to those patients who work and would struggle to attend appointments during the day (following Bank Holiday Mondays, this session takes place on a Thursday evening).
The practice is involved in the commissioning of local services and the GPs and Practice Management regularly attend meetings and communicate issues relating to the services provided locally for the practice population. The practice is proud of its involvement in these areas and it is intended to maintain this ethos.
Many of you will already know that the Surgery rents car parking bays from the KSC Club at the back of Blakey Street. These bays are provided for patients using the Surgery. Unfortunately we have noticed that some people are using them whilst they go into town. If you do use the car park please could we ask you to vacate the space once you have attended the Surgery.