Join the practice
The practice welcomes new patients. If you would like to join the practice you can either download the Registration Forms below and return the completed forms to the surgery or pick up the registration forms from reception.
Registration is open to patients that live anywhere in England. However you should note that if you live outside the area of Didcot, East & West Hagbourne, Harwell, North and South Moreton, Rowstock, Chilton, Upton, Blewbury, Aston Tirrold and Aston Upthorpe, home visits may not be provided by the practice, but can be provided via the NHS 111 service. If you are from the EU you should bring your EU Health Insurance Card.
We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16's. There are limited reasons why we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, which would be to protect you or someone else from very serious harm. We will always try to discuss this with you first. If you have any worries about confidentiality please feel free to speak to the practice manager or a member of staff.
Named Accountable GP
Every patient on the practice list has been allocated a Named Accountable GP. To find out who your named accountable GP is or to change to another doctor, please ask a member of the reception team or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to an increased number of GPs now working at Woodlands Medical Centre some patients have been transferred to another named accountable GP. If you wish to know who your named accountable GP is you are able to enquire at our reception on your next visit to the practice. Please note that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs who work at Woodlands Medical Centre.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
'Pre-Registration' With The Practice
Please complete the below linked paperwork to register with the practice. There are 3 forms:
- GMS1 form - this is the official form for you to request registration here.
- Registration form (adult and child versions) - this is for some important additional information about you.
- Sharing your information form – this is about electronic sharing of aspects of your medical records.
If there are any problems or queries with your registration forms then you will be contacted by our administration team. If you do not hear anything after two weeks then you can assume that you are registered with the Practice.
If you take prescription medication please book an appointment with a GP to have this set up and reviewed.
Our online registration forms are available below. Please print the forms off and hand back in to the surgery completed. You can do this by handing the forms in to a member of the reception team, posting the completed forms by emailing the forms to email@example.com
Each person registering is required to complete a GMS 1 form and a practice registration form.
If you wish to opt out of the Summary Care Record or the Oxfordshire Case Summary then you will need to print off one of the forms and submit this as well as your registration forms :
- Practice welcome letter
- GMS 1 form
- Register children under 16 years of age
- Practice Registration form
- Summary Care Record or the Oxfordshire Case Summary
When you register with us you will be sent information on how to register for Online Access. Below is a guide to how to get the best out of the services available.
The software that the practice uses for your medical records is supplied by a company called EMIS. They provide the web-based service ‘Patient Access’ that enables you to update your details, order prescriptions, book appointments, and view aspects of your medical records. The Patient Access website is secure and your information on it is only accessible by you. If you click on any of the ‘information’ buttons next to your medications or allergies, you will be taken to a different website (www.patient.co.uk) which is a commercial website with advertising that is also owned by EMIS, and over which we have no control. Some people find the advertising there intrusive, and you may prefer to use www.nhs.uk or other online resources to look up information.
Below is a list of appointments that can be booked online:
- Annual CVD review – please book this if you have been sent a letter to have an annual review.
- Blood test
- GP Extended hours – 10 minute GP appointments in evenings and on Saturday mornings.
- GP Prebookable – 10 minute GP appointments available to book from 5 weeks in advance. Please use these for non-urgent problems or routine reviews of longstanding conditions.
- GP 48 hour – 10 minute GP appointments released 48 hours before the appointment.
- Health check – These should only be booked if you have received a letter asking you to make an appointment for a Health Check.
- Minor illness – 15 minute appointments with a nurse trained in the assessment and treatment of adults with common infections, such as chest, sinus, ear, throat, and female bladder infections.
- Blewbury branch surgery – 10 minute GP appointments on Tuesdays (Dr Ward) and Fridays (Dr Pathinayake)
Patients can opt out of any of the components of the online services. Please email us should you require any adjustments.
Patients are now able to request repeat prescriptions online. The practice has the ability to reply to messages/questions patients have added to their request. Please continue to check your account for a reply to any queries.
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Non English Speakers
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: