We have an extended clinical team at Woodseats Medical Centre, which includes Drs, Nurses, Health Care Assistants (HCA) and other attached clinical staff. It may be more appropriate for you to see a Nurse or Healthcare Assistant for routine tests and follow-up appointments, so please always check if you are unsure as to which clinician to make the appointment with and they will happily advise you.
Appointments With a Doctor
You must phone the practice between 8:30 and 9:30am (Monday – Friday) to be guaranteed an appointment on that day. We offer a Doctor First Assessment Service where a Dr will make you an appointment if required, this could be an on-the-day appointment.
If you call between 9:30 and 11:00am a Dr will phone you back that day but an on-the- day appointment cannot be guaranteed.
If you call the practice after 11am a Dr will only call you back if you have an urgent medical problem that cannot wait.
If you want to book an appointment in advance you can do this by calling the Practice between 9.30am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm -6:00pm
Appointments are available every weekday morning and afternoon along with pre-bookable extended hour’s appointments Monday evenings (6.30pm -7.40pm), early Tuesday mornings (7.00am - 7.50am) and the 2nd Saturday in every calendar month (8am - 11:40am).
To keep patients waiting time to a minimum
Please note that GP appointments are only 10 minutes.
When booking your appointment with a Dr, please let us know if you need to discuss more than one medical issue.
Advise the Dr at the start of your consultation that you have more than one medical issue, as discussed at the time of booking your appointment.
If you do not inform the Dr that you have more than one medical issue in advance then the Dr may ask you to make another appointment to discuss any extra medical issues.
Appointments with a Nurse or Health Care Assistant
We have Nurses and HCAs who offer a variety of services throughout the day. This includes advice about any health matters, vaccinations, travel advice (including travel vaccination), blood pressure checks, blood tests, ears syringe, stitches removed, smears, pill checks and lots more.
Please ring after 9:30am to book an appointment or a telephone appointment with a Nurse and/or a HCA.
From September 9th 2019. We will no longer be running the Drop in Blood and Blood Pressure clinic. Blood and Blood Pressure Tests will now need to be pre booked by calling the surgery from 10am to 12pm or 2pm to 6pm Monday to Friday. Please note you can only book these appointments 7 days in advance.
Follow up appointments
When a Dr has asked you to come back to see them for a follow up appointment this will be booked for you without the need for an assessment.
If any of the clinicians have asked you to book a follow up appointment please book this well in advance to ensure you are able to get an appointment as planned.
Some appointments can be booked online. For information on how to register for Patient Online Services click here.
If you wish to have a chaperone, please ask – preferably when you book the appointment.
We are not an emergency service and do not deal with problems which should be taken to A&E.