We are experiencing a high demand for appointments please be advised appointments may take longer than usual.
Woodlands Pharmacy New Operating Hours From the 1st of July 2023.
9am-9pm Monday to Friday
Due to severe staff shortages in reception and administration the telephone lines will take longer to answer, email requests will also take longer to process. This will continue into next week unfortunately this is out of our control, Please be patient with us.
Use eConsult (blue bar below) to contact us (clinical or administrative). eConsult is available Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 14:00.
Please note that calls to and from the surgery will be recorded.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don't phone reception unless you are unable to use eConsult. This helps our reception team prioritise those that can only use phones. The phones are answered from 8am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday.
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 a pharmacy on site 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 latest rating for the practice click on the link below.