Statement of Purpose


Captain French Surgery
The Gillinggate Centre

Registered Manager: Dr Amy Lee
Practice Manager: Linda Farish

GPs in the practice:

Dr Amy Lee
Dr Emma Jones
Dr Shawn Gibson
Dr Ruth Bowman
Dr Melissa Lovett

Dr Heather Walker

Dr Muhammad Soban

Dr Jesscia Christiansen


Regulation 12 of the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 states:

  1. The registered person must give the Commission a statement of purpose containing the information listed in Schedule 3.
    2. The registered person must keep under review and, where appropriate, revise the statement of purpose.
    3. The registered person must provide written details of any revision to the statement of purpose to the Commission within 28 days of any such revision.

Aims and Objectives of the Practice

- To develop Captain French Surgery as a first call provider of primary care
- To ensure that we deliver accessible, high quality care that is patient centred, evidence based and in line with current best practice
- To ensure that as an organisation we comply with current employment law and best practice. To value our staff through appraisal, training and development processes and adherence to current best practice Health and Safety Practice
- To optimise our use of information and related technologies in support of business and clinical functions
- To ensure good working relationships with external organisations including patient groups
- To participate in and promote multidisciplinary clinical training and approaches within the practice
- To encourage and value feedback and perspectives in shaping services.

- To collaborate with the other practices as part of the Kendal Primary Care Network.



For GP primary care the most likely Regulated Activities for the population of the Statement of Purpose are:
- Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
- Diagnostics and screening procedures
- Surgical procedures
- Family planning
- Midwifery and maternity services

The services provided by Captain French Surgery are:
- Routine medical checks and general medical services
- NHS relevant prescriptions and private prescriptions can be issued
- Counselling - First Steps Counselling Services are provided on site
- Immunisations and childhood immunisations
- Foreign travel and immunisations
- HGV and Taxi medicals
- Assessment of employees returning to work after illness
- Respiratory Clinic
- Diabetic Clinic
- Chronic Heart Disease Clinic
- Cervical Screening
- Family Planning Clinic
- Sexual Health appointments
- Flu, pneumococcal, shingles and other NHS vaccinations
- Phlebotomy
- Midwifery, provided by the Community Midwives
- Minor Surgery and joint injections
- NHS Health checks
- ECG monitoring
- 24 hour blood pressure monitoring

  • First contact Physiotherapy

- Social Prescribing via PCN


Captain French Surgery has approved authority from The Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board to operate as the COVID-19 vaccination site for the Kendal Primary Care Network for:

Captain French Surgery

Station House Surgery

The James Cochrane Practice


Complaints can be made either verbally or in writing addressed to: Mrs Linda Farish, Practice Manager.


Statement of Purpose - preparation, publication and periodic review
- Overall Responsibly - Dr Amy Lee
- Delegated Control - Linda Farish