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Dementia Awareness/Support Event Saturday 10th October 2015 1-4pm

We are holding a Dementia awareness/support event at the surgery on Saturday 10th October 1-4pm.  If you have concerns about your memory, suffer from Dementia or care for someone with Dementia please drop in to get help and support from several organisations.

Welcome to  new members of our team

Dr Catherine Gorst. BSc (Hons)MBChB (Hons) MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH.   Dr Gorst gained her biochemistry degree from Bristol University prior to graduating from Liverpool University in 2009 with a medical degree. She joined Sandy Lane Surgery as a partner in September 2015 after completing GP training in South Manchester and her special interests include diabetes, womens health and family planning. Dr Gorst has a background in primary care research having been awarded research positions in Bristol, Oxford and Manchester ,and her work, mainly focusing on diabetes care, has been published and presented nationally.

Dr Zaakira Mahomed. MBCHB MRCGP. Qualified at Leeds University in 2010 and is currently completing a diploma in sexual and reproductive health. Dr Mahomed joined the surgery in September as a salaried GP.

 Dr Greta Gregory is covering Dr Grice's maternity leave and Dr Saab Zenalabdnin has joined the surgery as  a locum to improve availability of appointments over the next few months. 

Important message to all our patients

When you first joined the surgery you were registered under a specific GP at the practice. The government have now decided all patients should know which GP they are registered with. To pass this information on to you, we will be using any means possible:- face to face - text - email - letter etc. This is simply an administrative task and does not change anything for you as you are still able to continue seeing the GP of your choice.

Appointments - Help us to help you

 106  Patients did not attend for their appointments in August. This is a massive waste of resources and wasted clinician time.  Please make every effort to attend your appointment or remember to cancel in time for us to offer the slot to someone else.

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.


We are now sending you appointment reminders with a cancel option, clinic invites and blood results  by SMS text.

Make sure we have your current mobile telephone number and email address. If you do not wish to receive texts you must OPT OUT, please let reception know.

See our latest news for important information about how we handle yourblue_folder_lock personal data !!!


The majority of routine appointments with our doctors, nurses and health care assistants can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance, subject to availability.  This can be done on-line, over the phone or at reception.

A number of appointments will be allocated each day for patients who require urgent appointments.  These will be with a specific doctor at a specific time.

If you need advice but do not need to be examined you can ask to book a telephone appointment.

Our reception staff have been trained to signpost you to the most appropriate person for your care, so remember the more information you give the receptionist the easier it will be to help you.  The reception team will also be able to assist you with any queries which are related to:

  • Prescriptions
  • Blood tests, urine tests, x-ray results
  • Private medicals
  • Sick notes

If you need advice on contraception, coils, contraceptive implants etc please mention this to the receptionist as they will be able to guide you to the appropriate GP's. 

If you do not pay for your prescriptions you could also be treated at your local pharmacy FREE for common minor ailments such as:

  • Coughs and colds,
  • Allergies
  • Viruses
  • Tonsillitis
  • Flu
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Thrush
  • Nappy rash
  • Colic and many more.

Simply ask your pharmacy to prescribe to you under the minor ailments scheme read more here:-   MINOR AILMENTS PATIENT LEAFLET

How to book appointments           MOBILE DEVICE

PATIENT ACCESS  click here to find out more 

If you have a computer, laptop or smartphone you can book and cancel your appointments on-line 24/7 by registering for patient Access. You can also safely order repeat medication and view certain parts of your own medical records.  Please read the information contained in the PATIENT ACCESS tab in the prescriptions area of this website or click on the blue link above to learn more.

If we have your current mobile telephone number, you will receive an appointment confirmation and reminder text prior to your appointment.  If you feel that you no longer need the appointment rather than ringing to cancel please reply "CANCEL" to the text which will free up the appointment for someone else to use.


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