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Chapel Lane Surgery is located on Chapel Lane in Formby and covers patients in Formby, Freshfield, Hightown and Ince Blundell.

The surgery is managed as a non-limited partnership between the doctors within the practice. The Partners are Dr D Callow, Mrs Katie White Dr E H Ball Dr S Lindsay

Chapel Lane medical Partnership also manages and runs The Hollies Family Surgery and Hightown Village surgery


**Problem with Phones **

17th June 2021

Our phone's are being diverted to Hightown Village Surgery where our staff will be answering your calls. We are currently experiencing very high call volumes and appreciate your patience, if you are ringing about something that is Not urgent please call back at a later time or date. Thank You


GP Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR)


Chapel Lane Surgery, in common with all other GP surgeries in England, will be legally required to extract and upload a copy of your full (historic) GP record to NHS Digital on 1st July 2021, & daily thereafter, as part of the GP Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR) scheme. NHS Digital becomes the data controller for all such uploaded information & will use the uploaded information for purposes beyond direct medical care, so-called “secondary uses”; such as commissioning, planning, population health management, & research.

Please click here to visit the GPDPR page on the NHS Digital website for more information.

Please click here to see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for GPDPR, which we will incorporate into our own Detailed Privacy Notices & Data Processing Register at its next update.

By law, we are required to inform our patients of such processing and of their right to opt-out of this extraction, should they wish to. The opt-out is the standard one used to prohibit use of your GP records for secondary purposes, the “Type 1 Opt-Out”.  If you have already expressed such an opt-out (e.g. you previously opted out of the abandoned care.data scheme) then it remains in force & will prohibit this extraction.

Please note that the National Data Opt-Out (such as you can set via the NHS App) will not prohibit the extraction & the uploading of your personal information to NHS Digital for the GPDPR scheme - please click here to find out how to make that choice.  For a visual summary of how a Type 1 Opt-Out & the National Data Opt-Out differ & work in practice, please click here.

If you do not want any of your information to flow to NHS Digital as part of the GPDPR scheme, then you need to express a Type 1 Opt-Out before 1st July 2021

If you opt out after 1st July then your GP record will have been extracted, & whilst no new information about you will be uploaded, the copy of your GP record, as now held by NHS Digital, will not be automatically deleted. 

It remains uncertain as to whether and if so, how an individual will ever be able to get their personal information deleted.

Along with many other GP surgeries in England, Chapel Lane Surgery is extremely disappointed that NHS Digital have not publicised the GPDPR scheme more effectively, & they have basically left this to us.

The British Medical Association (BMA) & Royal College of GPs (RCGP) have have written a joint letter, calling for improved communication with the public about this scheme, and the BMA has since called for it to be delayed.

To submit a Type 1 Opt-Out for you our one of your dependents, please complete this form & pass it into our reception, preferably before 23rd June 2021 to enable time for it to be processed. 

If we are closed, please place it in the letter box on the side of our building; alternatively, please email it to sfccg.chapel-lane@nhs.net

Please do not telephone our reception to make this request, because we need to ensure that patients trying to contact us for medical help are not delayed.



Covid 19 Mass Testing - Indian Variant

All residents, those who work in Formby and have visited Formby in the past few weeks and are not displaying symptoms are being encouraged to attend PCR Covid Testing. The following sites have been set up to test following the news that the Indian Variant of Covid 19 has been found in our area. 

Drive Through Centres

  • Deansgate Lane Park, L37 3LF - 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday
  • Ainsdale Hope on Sandringham Road, PR8 2PJ - 9am to 8pm seven days a week

Walk-through Centre

  • Sefton Professional Development Centre, Park Lane, L37 6EW - 9am to 4pm seven days a week
  • Formby and Freshfield Train Stations - Tuesday 18th May to Friday 21 May, between 9am and 4pm




Update 17th May 2021

Appointments for a second dose of the Covid 19 vaccine will be brought forward from 12 to 8 weeks for the remaining people in the top nine priority groups who have yet to receive their second dose. This is to ensure people across the UK have the strongest possible protection from the virus at an earlier opportunity. 

The move follows updated advice from independent experts at the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

We will continue to invite those patients who had their first vaccine organised by the Surgery for Ainsdale Centre for Health and Wellbeing. 


UPDATE 3rd MAY 2021
We are now contacting patients via text message and telephone to arranged the second covid vaccines for those who had their first vaccination between 21st-25th February. 
If you have a mobile number recorded on your notes please remember to check for a text message from the Surgery offering you the 2nd appointment. 



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Covid 19 Vaccination (1)

COVID-19 VACCINE - update

(16 Mar 2021)

Covid 19 - vaccination roll out updates for Chapel Lane Surgery

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(23 Dec 2020)

Please read the information below regarding the roll out of the Covid Vaccination.

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Contact Us

Chapel Lane Surgery
13 Chapel Lane
L37 4DL
Tel: 01704 876 363
Fax: 01704 833 808