For anything urgent please ring 111.

  1 missed 10 minute appointment costs the NHS £152.00. Please remember to cancel.

From Thursday 28th March 2019 all prescriptions for schedule 2&3 controlled drugs will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy there will be no change in the way you collect your prescription. 

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

  • THE VILLAGE SURGERIES Croston / Eccleston

We can now offer you an enriched Summary care Record

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Patient Online Services

We now have nearly 4000 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  - 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.

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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. 


Dr Amrit Ryatt. BSc. MB ChB (Manchester), MRCGP

Amritt RyattPartner - Dr Ryatt 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 in Greater Manchester.This has resulted in her showing 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.  She was previously 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. She is the Clinical Director for our Primary Care Network.

Dr Sheeja Nair. MBCHB BSc.

Sheeja Nair

Dr Nair is one of our salaried doctors.  She studied in India and graduated from Nagpur University in 1994, then went on to join the surgery in 2010. Dr.Nair fits the subcutaneous contraceptive implement.

She has completed a diploma of the faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, allowing her to fit the subcutaneous implants. She is also involved in the supervision of FY2 training doctors.


Dr Zaakira Mahomed MBCHB MRCGP

Zaakira MahomedDr Mahomed is one of our salaried doctors. She qualified at Leeds University in 2010. She has completed a Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, allowing her to fit coils (DFSRH & LocIUT). She is involved in medical education and will complete her training to become a GP Trainer in 2021.



Dr Sujiva Suntharalingam. BM. MRCGP


Dr Sujiva Suntharalingam (Salaried doctor) graduated from the University of Southampton and did her foundation training in North East London.  She completed her GP training in Lancashire and has an interest in respiratory medicine.  Dr Suntharalingam has completed training to carry out steroid injections and is also now training to carry out minor surgery.


Dr Kate Smyth. MBBS MRCGP


Dr Smyth joined the practice as a newly qualified GP in January 2020. She studied Medicine at Hull York Medical School, graduating in 2011. She did her foundation training at York and Scarborough Hospitals and then moved back to Lancashire to carry out GP training. She has an interest in palliative care and mental health. 


Dr Emma Woods. MBChB, MRCGP

Emma WoodsDr Woods joined us in August 2020 as a newly qualified GP after completing her training with the practice.  She qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2015 and undertook her GP training in Lancashire.  She has an interest in sexual health and minor surgery and hopes to undertake further training to enable her to undertake a role in these areas in the future.


Dr Brian Rambihar. BSc MBBS D.Occ Med FRCGP MMEd FHEA

Brian RambiharThe surgery would like to let everyone know that DR Brian Rambihar who has been a partner at Sandy Lane Surgery for over 20 years has now retired from the partnership. We are very pleased to say that Dr Rambihar has been reappointed as a Practice Consultant and will work with Dr Ryatt the Lead Principal and with the rest of the practice team to help Sandy Lane to continue as a successful training practice into the future. Dr Rambihar will also continue to work for the CQC in London and will spend his free time with his grandchildren in the South East.  We wish him all the best with new chapter in his life. 

With the current resource and workforce pressures the shortage of GP's has affected a huge number of practices including our own. We try to ensure that we use long term locums to ensure continuity of care.

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