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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

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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.



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Practice Management

Mrs Jane Balchin

jane bPractice Manager

Jane has worked at the practice since 1988.  She has previously been involved in fundholding and was Deputy Practice Manager for a number of years. From 2010 - 2013 Jane was acting Practice Manager before officially accepting the Practice Manager role in 2013.

Mrs Debbie Sands

Deputy Practice Manager 

Debbie has worked for the practice since 1990. She had previously involved in fundholding and was Office Manager for 5 years. Debbie was acting Deputy Practice Manager from 2010 - 2013 before officially accepting the role in 2013, she is also IG Management Lead and Data Quality Lead.debbie

Mrs Lynn Kershaw

lynnOffice Manager

Lynn has worked in general practice for many years and joined Sandy Lane in 2007 as Office Manager. Lynn has also undertaken training to become the practice Health and Safety Lead.


Mrs Ann Walker

Information Management & Technology, Clinical Administrator

Mrs Nicole Crossthwaite

Nicole is our medicine co-ordinator and helps keep patients medicines up to date, she assists the doctors and patients.

Mrs Alison Kemp

Clinic Administrator. 

Mrs Karen Rodgers

Note Summeriser


The reception team are the first point of contact at the practice, whether you call in or contact us by telephone. they support the clinicians and are able to answer many of the queries you may have.

All practice staff are bound by the same strict rules of confidentiality as the doctors. If you wish to discuss matters in private please tell the receptionist.


Ms Lisa Nichol
Mrs Wendy Duncan
Mrs Sharon Eaton
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