Welcome to Woodlands Family Practice

The practice remains open. We are a COVID Vaccination hub for 6 practices.

Use eConsult (blue bar below) to contact us (clinical or administrative). 

We will reply or call within 48 hours (usually much sooner) and can quickly help you.

If you need an examination, your Clinician will organise this after speaking with you.

 To request a prescription or ask a question about your medication  email mccg.prescribingclerk@nhs.net

The online Patient Services web site is no longer be available since we changed computer system in September 2020. If you wish to continue using online services to order prescriptions please complete an eConsult to request re-registration under the new system.

 

Please don't phone reception unless you are unable to use eConsult. This helps our reception team prioritise those that can only use phones. It also keeps phone lines clear for them to contact patients to arrange COVID vaccination. The phones are answered from 8am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday.

 

 Only visit the practice to:

  • Collect prescriptions from the pharmacy
  • Attend a booked appointment with:

                a GP, nurse or physiotherapist after they have already                                      spoken to you.

               Attend a booked vaccination appointment

               Marie Stopes Vasectomy clinic

              Abdominal aneurysm ultrasound screening

              Other ultrasound appointments

 

You must wear a mask when attending the Practice or Pharmacy.

You should come alone unless you need someone for mobility, communication or to advocate for you.

 

 

Fit notes (previously known as sick notes)

By law medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. Fit notes will not be given for absenses of less than 7 days.

After 7 days it is for your employer to determine what evidence they require if any, from you. This does not always need to be a fit note  from a GP. You are legally entitled to return to work before a fit not ends without any documentation from the doctor.

If you are advised to self isolate by NHS 111 or a Clinician you can do this yourself at https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

 

 

 

 

Our doctors, nurses and staff look forward to helping you and your family. 

We have been serving our community from this modern purpose built surgery since April 1997.  .

We also have an extended hours pharmacy on site open from 7am to 10:30pm (Sunday 7am to 5pm) with skilled pharmacists who can give advise on a range of conditions and treatments.

We offer a range of specialist clinics including Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Smoking Cessation, Hypertension, Physiotherapy, Family Planning including coil fitting and Implants, travel clinics.  

We also have convenient ultrasound and vasectomy clinics provided on site by other providers.

We are an advanced training and teaching practice and are a hub for local medical education. At any one time there are between 2 and 5 experienced doctors who are training to become General Practitioners working with us. They train with us for periods ranging from four months to two years. We also supervise nurses and junior doctors in training who are with us for up to 4 months.

The practice has been inspected by the Care Quality Commission and has been rated as Good. To see the lastest rating for the practice click on the link below.

CQC rating