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Book your Covid - 19 Booster Vaccine

You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you have been contacted by the NHS and you are either:

You'll only be able to book an appointment for a booster dose if it's been at least 6 months (180 days) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

Please use the link below or call 119

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

Phone Lines

Our phone lines are recorded for training and monitoring purposes

Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors.

While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Read the infection prevention control guidance in full at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

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Opt Out of NHS Patient Data Sharing

*OPT-OUT of NHS Patient Data Sharing* - FOR UK RESIDENTS

 Deadline: 1st September 2021

 Who can Opt-Out? Anyone aged 13 and above

 Act now if you want your and your children(s) names to be removed from NHS Data Sharing with third parties. 

 There are two aspects of the process, you need to complete both, i.e. *NHS Hospital Data & GP Surgery Data.* 

 Please follow the links below to compte both process.

 

*1. NHS Hospital & Treatment Data - ONLINE*

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/

 

*2. GP Surgery Data - PRINT & SUBMIT MANUALLY*

 

*PDF for GP:* https://medconfidential.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Type_1_opt-out_letter.pdf

 

*Word Doc for GP:* https://medconfidential.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Type_1_opt-out_letter.docx

Phone Line Issues

We are aware of the difficulties that some patients are experiencing in getting through to the surgery via telephone. This issue is affecting most practices across central Lancashire. We do apologise and are working hard to resolve this with the local IT/telephone supplier as soon as possible.  

This issue is particularly prominent during peak periods, for example in the mornings, when phone lines tend to be by far the busiest.  Ourselves and GP practices in the area are working with the supplier to migrate away from what was an old system to a new one and this work will conclude soon. This new system has additional capacity for practices when a high volume of calls are being experienced.  

We appreciate the frustration this may cause to you. You can continue to call the surgery at anytime but please bear with us, particularly during peak periods. Please continue to be respectful towards our staff on the other end of the phone line. Abuse of any kind will not be tolerated.

You can request repeat prescriptions and book appointments online access if already registered for this online service or you can also call 111 for non-urgent NHS advice.

If you’d like to make a complaint about this matter then you can do so by contacting the CCG. Please see the contact us section of this website here for more information on how to make a complaint.

Phlebotomy Clinics

Information for patients to support access to clinics

Please be reminded of recent updates on blood clinic arrangements, and see below or updated information below which provides information for patients on how to access the service.

Please use the following information to update your websites and any public-facing messaging:

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If you require a routine OR urgent blood test, please see the following information to support you in accessing the most appropriate service.

Local NHS staff are working extremely hard to maintain services during this difficult time and the continued cooperation of patients is greatly appreciated.

Please do not attend these clinics if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.
Please continue to socially distance from others and wear a face covering whilst attending any NHS site, including your local hospital, GP surgery or community clinic.

Only the patient requiring the blood test should enter the clinic unless assistance is required by a carer or relative for the duration.
 
Booking blood tests
GP requested routine blood tests can be booked at your local hospital.

Appointments can be made at Royal Preston Hospital or Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, operating Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.

To book your appointment, please call 01257 247095.
 
You should only attend one of these hospital clinics for a blood test if:

  • your doctor has instructed you to do so, AND
  • has supplied you with a blood form to bring with you to your appointment.

The blood form is a requirement for your appointment so please remember to bring it along. If you have not received a blood form, but have been instructed to attend a hospital clinic, please contact your GP practice directly before attending.

If you are attending Royal Preston Hospital for a routine blood-test, please arrive at the main entrance and turn right towards the ambulance desk; the clinic details will be sign posted from here.

If you are attending Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital for a routine blood-test, please arrive at the front door of the Urgent Care Centre.
 
Booking urgent blood tests
There are a number of ways to access urgent blood test clinic appointments. Both clinic options provide the same service. Please note the different opening times, contact details and location with the hospital sites.

You should only attend one of these hospital clinics for an urgent blood test if:

  • your doctor has instructed you to do so, AND
  • has supplied you with a blood form to bring with you to your appointment.

 
The blood form is a requirement for your appointment so please remember to bring it along. If you have not received a blood form, but have been instructed to attend a hospital clinic, please contact your GP practice directly before attending.
 
Urgent clinic booking option 1: Clinics at Royal Preston Hospital or Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital site, operating Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.

To book your appointment, please call 01257 247095.

If you are attending Royal Preston Hospital for a routine blood-test, please arrive at the main entrance and turn right towards the ambulance desk; the clinic details will be sign posted from here.

If you are attending Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital for a routine blood-test, please arrive at the front door of the Urgent Care Centre.
 
Urgent clinic booking option 2: To make an appointment at a community-based blood clinic:

If you live in Chorley and South Ribble, appointments can be made by contacting your GP practice directly.
If you live in Preston, please visit: https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/Phlebotomy to access the contact details for your local community clinic.
 
Urgent clinic booking option 3: Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, operating Monday to Friday 08.30am to 12.30pm.
To book your appointment, please call 01772 524146 or 01772 524143 Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

These urgent clinics will take place in the usual blood clinic locations at both Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital.

This information can also be downloaded in word format by clicking here. 

Have you got the NHS App?

24/7, wherever you are, the app lets you conveniently order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record, and quickly check symptoms.

You can also book, cancel and track appointments at your GP surgery with ease. And access to NHS 111 online means no more wondering if you need urgent attention.

It’s free and owned by the NHS so you know your personal data is always secure. You can find it in in Google and Apple app stores.

Your NHS, your way. Download the NHS App.

Download the NHS App on the Apple app store.

Download the NHS App on the Google Play store

About Sandy Lane Surgery

"Achieving Quality Care with Compassion and Dignity"

Established for over 40 years and with patients needs at the heart of everything we do our GP's, Practice Nurses and support staff are all committed to providing a high quality primary care service, working with you to maintain and improve your health.

We are a well regarded training practice and have GP Registrars and other Doctors working with us throughout the year.   In addition to the usual medical services including health promotion, chronic disease management, immunisations, family planning, child health, antenatal and postnatal care, the practice also carries out minor surgery procedures.

Sandy Lane Surgery welcomes new patients.  If you have moved into the area and wish to register at our surgery we are currently taking new patients onto our list.

Our Values

Sandy Lane Surgery places patient care as its highest priority. We aim to apply the following values at all times:

  • Confidentiality
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Accurate, Timely and Responsive
  • Safe and Effective
  • Continuous Learning/Development
  • Open and Honest

Access & Facilities

Disabled Access - The practice has made every effort to ensure easy access to the building and toilet facilities are available for the disabled. All patient facilities are located on the ground floor of the building and part of the reception desk has been lowered to facilitate wheelchair access.

There is a loop system for the hard of hearing. Please inform our reception staff if you wish to use this.

Breast feeding and baby changing - The practice is happy to accommodate breast feeding mothers and will allocate a private room on request. Baby changing facilities are available in both the male and the female toilets.

Pharmacy - Rowlands Pharmacy is attached to the surgery and is used by the whole community.

Parking - We have a limited number of car parking spaces at the surgery, with 4 disabled parking bays. This is accessed from Sandy Lane.

Public Transport - Several bus services run close the Surgery. The closest bus stop to the Surgery is at Tesco, Leyland . There is a short path along the side of Tesco which leads towards the Surgery. It is no more than 2 minutes walking distance.

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