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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*



*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.

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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