Woodlands Family Medical Centre
From 1st April 2015, all practices are required to inform their patients including children of their named accountable GP, under the new GP contract for 2015/2016. The named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to you.
If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception.
In addition to ordering your repeat prescriptions we are pleased to announce that you may now book or cancel a GP appointment online as well as viewing you summary care record (for which you must register at the surgery with ID). Just log-in in the usual way via the link at the top of every page on this website, and click on the appropriate tab in Systmonline. We hope this new service will be of benefit to you.
If you think your problem could be dealt with over the phone and that would suit you better than visiting the surgery, ask at reception and they will be able to arrange a telephone appointment for you.
We would like you to consider your recent experience of our service at Woodlands by answering this short questionnaire.
Although we appreciate that this is a convenient way to order it has actually been an area of concern for some time within the practice. Our main concern is with regard to clinical safety and the need to ensure that orders are 100% correct. In addition, there are times during the day when other patients cannot get through because the lines are engaged and the receptionist is busy. The receptionists spend a great deal of time trying to work out which medication the order is for, while other patients are waiting.
In order to provide a clinically safe prescription service and also ensure that all of our patients receive efficient and prompt attention, we feel it is appropriate to ask for all repeat medication orders to be made by other means.
You will be able to order by the following methods:
We can only provide limited parking spaces for our patients which means that the car park is often full to capacity, on these occasions you may find further parking spaces at the rear of the building or on the road behind the building.
We respectfully ask you not to park in the surgery car park if you intend shopping in Aldi, we have had numerous complaints from patients regarding this.......if you want to shop in Aldi whilst also visiting the surgery please ensure you only park in the surgery car park whilst you are in the surgery, and park in Aldi when you are in Aldi. Please do not abuse our already very limited car parking facilities.
Please do not park in the doctors car park, even though it may sometimes appear that there are spaces available this car park is for the use of doctors and emergency vehicles only.
Yellow Fever vaccinations will be available at the surgery from April 2014 please call us on 01642 607398 for more information
We are pleased to annouce that we now have a Benefits Advisor attached to the surgery who will be available evey wednesday afternoon to discuss any benifits issues you may have.
If you would like to take advantage of this service which is by appointment only, please ask reception for details.
If you wish to have your prescription dispensed and delivered by Rowlands you can arrange this by calling the pharmacy directly on 01642 - 607036.
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