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Patient Information Support Day Saturday 22 September 12.30 - 3pm.

Get information, practical advice and support.  Confirmed representatives from: Age UK, South Ribble Borough Council, Minds Matters, Preston Care and Repair, N/Compass Northwest and St Catherines Hospice. No appointment necessary.

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ OUR NEWSLETTER

112 patients did not turn up for their appointments in August that is 21 hours of doctor time lost - 1 missed appointment costs the NHS £152.00. Please remember to cancel.

The surgery will be closed on Monday 27th August.

With effect from the 1st May the surgery will open 2 Saturdays a month, all the extended hours and increased access appointments will be done on these 2 Saturdays. Each month we will put a notice up in advance to say which 2 Saturdays we will be open.

SATURDAY OPENING IN September- Sat 22nd 8:30 - 2:30, Sat 29th 8:30 - 2:30

Closed for training - please contact 111 for urgent medical attention during these hours.

11th September from 1pm

9th October from 1pm

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 Patient Access to book appointments, order prescriptions, There is also an option to view your medical record including test results and hospital letters. For more information CLICK HERE

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 ann.walker3@nhs.net 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.

 

Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home e.g. working, studying or on holiday,  or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment from a local GP practice for up to 14 days.  After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or a permanent patient.

You will still remain registered with your permanent GP, but you can see your temporary GP for up to three months.  After 3 months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

Try to have the following information with you when you see your temporary GP for the first time:

  • details of any medical conditions that you have
  • details of any medical conditions that you've had in the past
  • the names of any medications that you're currently taking
  • details of anything you're allergic to
  • contact details for your permanent or previous GP

Your temporary GP will pass details of any treatment you have to your permanent GP, who will add the information to your medical records

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use.  You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

Download a Temporary registration form here

 
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