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IMPORTANT PLEASE READ OUR NEWSLETTER

With effect from the 1st May the surgery will open 2 Saturdays a month, all the extended hours and increased access appointments will be done on these 2 Saturdays. Each month we will put a notice up in advance to say which 2 Saturdays we will be open.

SATURDAY OPENING IN MAY -  Saturday 19th & 26th

closed Bank Holiday Monday 28th May

SATURDAY OPENING IN JUNE - Sat 2nd 8:30 - 2:30, Sat 16th 8:30 - 2:30 Sat 30th 8:30 - 12:30

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 SANDY LANE SURGERY, MOSS SIDE MEDICAL CENTRE, WORDEN MEDICAL CENTRE, CENTRAL PARK SURGERY & THE VILLAGE SURGERIES Croston and Eccleston.

We can now offer you an enriched Summary care Record

click here for more information 

Hepatitis A Vaccine shortage

We would like to make all patients who are travelling abroad aware that there is currently a national shortage of the Hepatitis A vaccine.  The companies who manufacture the vaccine are unable to say when this will become available therefore patients may not be able to have this before they travel.

Patient Online Services

We now have over 3000 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 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.

 

Patient facilities

The Practice:

  • Provides patient facilities that are all located on the ground floor with level access
  • Provides wider disabled parking bays outside our practice entrance which are reserved for patients displaying a disabled sticker
  • Allows guide or other assistance dogs into the premises
  • Provides a loop system at the front desk for patients who wear a hearing aid
  • Provides large font practice leaflets on request
  • Can offer private room facilities for patients who may need them.  Please inform the receptionist of your request.
  • Offers online facilities for patients to book appointments and order prescriptions.  Please speak to a member of the reception team to register for this service.
  • Has two patient toilets both of which are designed for disabled access
  • Ensures signage is clear and non-obstructive
Parking

There are wider disabled bays in the patient car park at the the surgery.  They are located directly infront of the building and the route from theses spaces to the building is obstacle free with dropped kerbs.

Building entry

The entrance to the surgery has an automatic door.  The approach is flat with no steps and dipped kerbs.  The lobby between the external and internal automatic doors has clear wheelchair access.

The reception area is centrally located in the main waiting room and is clearly signed.  There is a lower part of the reception desk for wheelchair access.

 Translation and Interpretation services

We can arrange interpretation and translation services by telephone for patients who do not speak English; Please let us know if this service is required when booking your appointment. alternatively feel free to bring along someone you trust to interpret.

Should you experience any difficulty, please discuss your requirements with the reception team. We appreciate your feedback.

 
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