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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.

 

Chaperone Policy   

  

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Sandy lane Surgery is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.

The Chaperone Policy adheres to local and national guidance on the role of effective use of chaperones in primary and community care settings.

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present for any consultation, examination or procedure were they feel one is required. Your health care professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our Chaperone Policy.
A chaperones role can be considered in any of the following areas:-
  • Emotional comfort and reassurance
  • Assist in an examination (i.e. during IUCD insertion)
  • Assist in undressing
  • Protection to the health care professional against allegations or attack
We have fully trained chaperones at Sandy Lane and if you wish to have a one present during your consultation please mention this to one of our reception team when booking your appointment, or to the doctor at your consultation, and it will be arranged.

 

 
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