NHS Digital has been collecting anonymised data from GP practices for research purposes for years. On 1 July a new, daily, data collection process will begin. You can find out more about this on the NHS Digital website. You may not want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care. If this is the case, you can opt out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.
If you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 1st September 2021.
The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
You can register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient), by downloading the form from the link below. Forms should be returned to the surgery before the deadline of September 1st 2021.
Type-one-Opt-out-Form June 2021
More information about this matter can be viewed on the NHS Digital website here
For information on COVID-19 there are links available on our Facebook page (link below, Facebook account not required to view page)
Despite easing of lockdown restrictions the risk of Covid-19 remains, we continue to have precautions in place when you attend for an appointment:
1. Do Not Attend if you or household member have symptoms of Covid-19.
2. Do NOT arrive more than 5 minutes before your appointment.
3. Bring a mobile phone, as you may need to call on arrival, the number is displayed at the entrance, the clinician will come out for you.
4. Do Attend alone unless you need a carer or are the parent of a child with an appointment.
5. Do be prepared for the weather on the day as you may have to wait for the clinician outside.
Welcome to Woodlands Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Friends and Family Test
Do you know that you can complete a Friends and Family Test for the practice on line by clicking on the link under the Have your say section. Your views are important to us. In order for us to improve the service we offer we need to know what you think of us...Please take the time to express your views
Important Patient Information- Appointment system
During the current COVID-19 Pandemic all GP appointments will be Telephone consultations for nurse appointments, blood tests and smears please call the practice to discuss.
We are asking the reason for all appointments this will mean you will be asked by a member of reception what your appointment is for – this is not intended to cause distress and our receptionists are bound by the code of confidentiality, they have been requested to obtain this information to ensure you are getting the correct and appropriate clinical appointment, this information is at the doctors request.
Failure to disclose this information can result in a delay or an inappropriate appointment.
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(Site updated 20/07/2021)