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Flu update

The most recent surveillance data shows that there has been a recent increase in influenza virus activity.  If you are over 65, under 65 in an 'at risk' group, pregnant or have a child aged 2-4 or in primary school years 1 and 2 and have not yet been vaccinated against flu we would strongly advise that you book an appointment to have the vaccination as soon as possible.

New telephone number from 1st February 2016. The new telephone number for the surgery will be 01772 214700

Due to our current supplier no longer supporting the surgery telephone system a new system will be installed on 1st February 2016

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve arrangements

The surgery will be closing at 4pm on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.  If, on either of those dates, you require urgent care between 4pm and 6.30 pm you will need to ring Euxton Out of Hours service on 01257 418010. After 6.30pm you will need to ring NHS 111. Thank you for your co-operation.

 Sunday Opening

Sandy Lane is running Sunday surgeries on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month from now until 20th March 2016. The surgery will be open from 9:00 - 15:00 and the telephone lines will be open during this period. This is a restricted service with limited capacity of routine and urgent appointments. The doctors will not be available to do home visits.

Any patient arriving at the surgery without an appointment may be directed to NHS 111 if they require medical assistance and the allocated appointments are already booked. Patients will be able to pick up prescriptions but requests received on Sundays will not be processed until Monday.

Do you know who your allocated GP is?

The government have now decided all patients should know 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 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.

 Mobil 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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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 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.

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 will be offered exactly the same free appointments if you were to ring the surgery.  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 link above to learn more.


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