New Patients

Register as New Patient

The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area.

Click on the map opposite to use our catchment area tool. Just enter your postcode to see if you live within our area.

Please come to the reception desk with your medical card and our receptionists will assist you (a form is available for those who cannot find their medical card)

You will be registered with the Woodland Medical Practice and will be able to choose which doctor you wish to see.

Please contact reception for further information.

New Patient Medication Review - Practice Pharmacist

The practice has recently appointed a pharmacist who works within the clinical team. She is able to prescribe, perform medication reviews and see patients for minor ailments.

We will be directing new patients when registered to have their first appointment with the pharmacist to review medication. This will be over over the telephone.

Temporary Patient Registrations

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:

Disabled Patient Facilities

There are three dedicated disabled parking space at the side of the practice. Directly opposite this space there is easy access to the building.

Should any patient have difficulty entering our main doors a member of staff is readily available to assist and can be contacted via our intercom facility.

Within the building there is easy access and suitable toilet facilities.

Patients who are hard of hearing or require additional help should inform our reception staff.