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We are open Sunday 25th March from 10am to 1pm 

Surgery closed for staff training Tuesday 20th March 1-6

Easter closing:- Friday 30th March, Sunday 1st April, Monday 2nd April

Winter Pressure Scheme

Extra appointments are being funded by NHS England to provide additional capacity to help prevent attendances to A&E over the winter period.

The Leyland Collaborative

Practices in Chorley & South Ribble are working together in groups to offer weekend, bank holiday & weekday evening appointments for their patients. These additional appointments may be held at another surgery within the Leyland group rather than at Sandy Lane. Please be aware, regardless of the time or location of the appointment, you must ring Sandy Lane in normal opening hours to book or cancel an appointment. The group consists of the following practices SANDY LANE SURGERY, MOSS SIDE MEDICAL CENTRE, WORDEN MEDICAL CENTRE, CENTRAL PARK SURGERY & THE VILLAGE SURGERIES Croston and Eccleston.

We can now offer you an enriched Summary care Record

click here for more information 

Hepatitis A Vaccine shortage

We would like to make all patients who are travelling abroad aware that there is currently a national shortage of the Hepatitis A vaccine.  The companies who manufacture the vaccine are unable to say when this will become available therefore patients may not be able to have this before they travel.

Patient Online Services

We now have over 3000 patients who are using our on-line service for booking appointments, ordering prescriptions, changing their address and telephone numbers. they can also view their medical records and private messaging us.

If your not one of them bring some I.D. into the surgery and sign up now !!!!

Do you know who your allocated GP is?

As part of our contract we must now inform all patients which GP they are registered with at the surgery. This is simply an administrative task and you are still able to continue seeing the GP of your choice. If you do not know who your allocated GP is, ask someone next time you come to the surgery or email to find out - thank you

Telephone Appointments

Are available for minor queries or reviews if you do not need to be physically examined.

Use your Pharmacy for minor ailments

Remember your local pharmacist is trained to treat minor ailments such as coughs and colds, blood pressure checks, constipation, rashes / skin problems and headaches etc. Please ask at your local pharmacy.

 Mobile numbers / Text alerts / email address

If we do not have any of the above information for you please update us ASAP by phone or by filling in the form on this website to update your records. We are now sending you appointment reminders with a cancel option, clinic invites and blood results by SMS text. click here to update your records

NHS Health checks

We offer NHS Health Checks free of charge to all patients age 40yrs to 74yrs, who are not being monitored in any of our clinics such as the CDM or Diabetic clinics. These NHS Health Checks are done every 5yrs. If you think you qualify for a health check or have not had one in the last 5yrs please contact reception.


Training Practice   

Sandy Lane Surgery has a long history of commitment to training. We believe the training of future doctors is cruicial to ensure the continued quality of General Practice.

We are a training practice for young GP's and each year fully qualified doctors with wide hospital experience join us. They may join us for either a 4 month, 6 month or 12 month placement. We welcome the fresh ideas and enthusiasm they bring to our team.

At the beginning of their time here an appointment with a training doctor may take longer than normal appointments.  We appreciate your patience during these longer appointments.

Occasionally consultations may be video recorded - this is for educational purposes and will only be done with your permission. We will always ask for your written consent to record your consultation. If you would prefer not to be videoed please inform either the receptionist or the doctor. Please be reassured that this will not reflect on your care in any way. Physical examinations are not recorded and the camera will be switched off by request.

In addition medical students and nursing students may be present at the practice to gain experience. Patients will always be asked if they are happy for the student to be present during their consultation. You can always decline to have a student present.  Please tell the doctor or nurse if this is the case.

GP Appraisal

All doctors in the practice take part in the national and annual appraisal scheme.

The doctors at the practice who train the students are also examined independently to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge of practice and education, appropriate teaching skills, educational management and an attitude supportive of learning.

The practice is also inspected to ensure that it meets the students needs and the appropriate standards for training.

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