Prescriptions Update Due to a very high demand of prescriptions, please allow 5 working days for any prescriptions to be processed. Please do not ring the surgery to request prescriptions as these cannot be taken over the telephone. Should your request be urgent then contact your usual pharmacy and they will do their best to help you. Please note the pharmacists are also very busy.
Important Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please do not come into the surgery if you have symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, even if you have not travelled abroad, please self isolate for 7 days. Please stay at home and call the surgery or complete an econsult (see below). If your symptoms get worse or continue after 7 days please contact NHS111. If you have travelled to or through any of the risk countries or have had contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus then call 111 instead. Avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu. For the latest information on coronavirus, visit the dedicated NHS page . You can econsult with your own GP/Admin Team at your own convenience and they will get back to you within the next working day.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice in your region: England, Scotland,Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
Important - these 4 reasons are exceptions - even when doing the activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household. Symptoms and what to do - Do not leave your home if you have either:
a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new continuous cough - this means coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others , do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Bank Holiday Monday Woodlands Surgery will be closed all day on Monday 25th May for the Bank Holiday. If you have an urgent medical problem and are not sure what to do, please call NHS 111 who will be able to direct you. If you have a life threatening medical emergency please phone 999.We will re-open on Tuesday 26th May at 8.00 am as normal.Thank you.