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91 patients did not turn up for their appointments in December. 

1 missed appointment costs the NHS £152.00. Please remember to cancel.

To see our Christmas opening times please click here Christmas opening times


  • Sat 8th December 8:30 - 2:30

We will be closed For Staff Training on the following dates.

  • Tuesday January 8th from 1pm
  • Tuesday February 12th from 1pm
  • Tuesday March 19th 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

  • THE VILLAGE SURGERIES Croston / Eccleston

We can now offer you an enriched Summary care Record

click here for more information 

Patient Online Services

We now have nearly 4000 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 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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Sandy Lane Surgery, Leyland, seeks a Part-time Medical Secretary (30.5 hours per week)

We would like to recruit a part time Band 3 Medical Secretary to join our friendly team.  The position is for 30.5. hours a week over 4 days (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) with flexibility to work between 8.00am and 6.00pm.

Previous GP Practice Medical Secretary experience and a typing qualification is preferred.

Aside from having outstanding secretarial skills, the successful applicant should be reliable, hardworking and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.  A calm and caring manner is essential with the ability to multitask and cope in a busy office environment.

Applicant must be flexible and be willing to work extra hours to cover holidays and sickness.

Closing date: 21 January 2019

Interview date: Monday 28 January 2019

Applications via the NHS jobs website or using the application form below.

Download the job description here Medical Secretary Job Description

Download the application form here Medical Secretary Application Form




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 previoudebbiesly 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.

Mrs Alison Kemp

Patient Services Lead / Assistant to the Management Team 

Alison first started here as a receptionist many years ago and has worked her way up to her current position. She now assists the management team on a daily basis and deals with any patient related problems.


Miss Carol Worthington

cworthingtonOffice Supervisor

Carol Joined Sandy Lane Surgery in November 2018 as our Office Supervisor, Carol oversees the reception area and staff. 

Mrs Susan Good

Deputy Office Supervisor sgood


Mrs Ann Walker

Information Management & Technology. Clinical Administrator. Cancer Champion.

Mrs Nicole Crossthwaite

Medicine co-ordinator. Administrator. Cancer Champion.

Mrs Karen Rodgers

Note Summeriser. Administrator.

Mrs Rebecca Ashworth


Mrs Hiba Al-Obidi



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.

They are fully trained in being able to signpost you to the right person for help and to keep all information confidential. When booking an appointment Please tell them a little about why you need to see a Doctor so they can book you in with the right person.

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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