Sandy Lane Surgery has opted into the scheme to administer the COVID vaccine.

 Leyland Primary Care Network – Sandy Lane Surgery, The Village Surgeries Croston & Eccleston, Worden Medical Centre, Moss Side Medical Centre and Central Park Surgery will be joining together to ensure this vaccine is rolled out. The Network are currently administering second vaccinations from Jubilee House.


Download The myGP app.

The myGP app lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and set up medication reminders on your smartphone.

You can add family members to the app to help you take care of them, too.

For anything urgent please ring 111.

  1 missed 10 minute appointment costs the NHS £152.00. Please remember to cancel

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  - 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. 

Practice Management

Mrs Jane Balchin

JanePractice 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 fund holding 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

Assistant to the Management Team & Patient Support Lead

alAlison 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.


Mrs Carol Mercer

Office Supervisor


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




Mrs Susan Good

Deputy Office Supervisor

sgoodSue joined the practice in 2010 as a medical receptionist.  She was appointed to the role of Deputy Office Supervisor in 2018 and works closely with Carol to oversee the reception team.




Mrs Nicole Crossthwaite

Medicine co-ordinator. Administrator. Cancer Champion.

Mrs Rebecca Ashworth


Mrs Nicky Guttridge

Summariser and cancer Champion/ Administrator

Mrs Karen Rodgers

Note Summeriser /Administrator.


Kelly Kilponen

Patient Services Lead

Kelly has considerable customer service/ complaints experience and the first point of contact for patient concerns or complaints within the surgery


The Reception Team

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.


Mrs Wendy Duncan
Mrs Sharon Eaton
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