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 within our boundary area. However if you're currently registered with the practice and live outside our boundary area, 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.
Live within boundary area?
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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 contact us
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.
Registration With The Practice
Proof of address and identification
We will also require you to provide proof of address and identification. This will help us check your details match the information held on the NHS central patient registry and your previous medical notes are passed on from your previous practice.
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.
Organ donation law in England has changed
What has changed?
Organ donation in England has moved to an 'opt out' system.
This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups.
You still have a choice whether or not you wish to become a donor. Get the facts about organ donation to help you decide. For more information and to register your choice or to 'opt out' please visit The Organ Donation Website
To register to become a blood donor please visit their website
Once you have registered with us you will be able to use the NHS app for online access.
The software that the practice uses for your medical records is supplied by a company called EMIS. The NHS app enables you to update your details, order prescriptions, book appointments, and view aspects of your medical records. The NHS app is secure and your information on it is only accessible by you.
Due to current government guidelines we have reduced the amount of appointments which are bookable online. For face to face appointments a member of our clinical team will make an assessment over the telephone or via online consulting and book you into an appropriate appointment.
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: