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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 Sundays of each month. Please note that from May we will be open on the 2nd, 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 ann.walker3@nhs.net 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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Appointments

How to book appointments on line 24/7           MOBILE DEVICE

Click here for more information  Sandy Lane Online Services for Patient Access

Click here if you already have an account to log in. Patient Access log in

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.

Choose the right NHS service

Pharmacist:-

If you do not pay for your prescriptions you can 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.

For more information click this link South Ribble Choose Well get the right treatments

 

 
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