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Welcome to two new doctors
We are delighted to welcome two new doctors to the practice.
Dr Amrit Ryatt joined the practice as a partner in May. She qualified from the University of Manchester in 2002 and completed her GP training in the summer of 2009 after having spent 4 years on the psychiatric training rotation (Greater Manchester). She still has a special interest in mental health. Dr Ryatt has completed the theory training from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive health and hopes to complete her training to fit contraceptive implants and coils soon. More recently, she has been recruited to the BBC expert women’s programme and as such has appeared on various BBC shows e.g. BBC Breakfast and several radio programmes
Dr Lee Roby graduated from the university of Leicester in 2007 and re-joined Sandy Lane as a Partner on 1st June 2016, he enjoys all aspects of general practice but has particular interest in medical education and managing long term conditions.
Chorley Hospital Update
Chorley Hospital is running an urgent care service with a "walk in" facility between the hours of 8am and 8pm after this time you will need to ring 111 for advice. they will treat the following:-
Minor nose bleeds - Minor cuts / stings - Burns - Infections - Foreign Bodies in wounds ears & noses - Sprains/dislocations - Minor eye conditions - Minor chest neck and back injuries - Minor head injuries (no loss of consciousness or alcohol related) - Allergies - emergency contraception.
Sunday Opening Increased Access Scheme
We are now open on the 2nd and 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month until 31st March 2017. The surgery will be open from 9:00 - 15:00 for routine and urgent appointment and the telephone lines will be open during this period. The doctors will not be available to do home visits.
If you attend the surgery without an appointment you may be directed to NHS 111 if you require medical assistance and the allocated appointments are already booked. You will be able to pick up prescriptions but requests received on Sundays will not be processed until Monday.
Dr Couperthwaite will be working at Sandy Lane from 10th March until 30th June to help alleviate the demand for appointments.
Patient Access - our online service has changed: You can now apply to see your medical records on line see Clinics and Services - Patient Access Online Service.
New surgery telephone number:01772 214700
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 email@example.com 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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