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Welcome To Woodland Avenue Practice

Our NHS GP practice combines the best of traditional primary care with the benefits of modern technology. We have male and female GPs at each site supported by a highly trained multi-professional team that will take care of your health.

We welcome new patients to register with us.

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Consult online

eConsult available for NON-URGENT queries from 

8am until 5pm Monday to Friday.

appointment

We encourage all patients who need an appointment to access the apointments page to make an appointment.

Repeat Medication

If you need to order medications regularly, the quickest and easiest way is via the prescriptions page.

Register

We welcome new patients. You can register the Website, you will soon be able to do it via the NHS App but it's set up.

Register for Online Services

Our practice now offers a wide range of services through our website, register to gain access

Safe Surgeries

We are a Safe Surgery – everyone in our community is welcome at our practice.

self care

We are committed to empowering our patients with access to self care resources. This helps to keep you well and to find local services at your convenience.

healthcare team

We have a range of highly skilled and qualified professionals working together with our GPs to deliver high quality support for you, our patients and carers.

NOTIFICATION

DEAR PATIENTS WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2023 OUR FRONT DOOR WILL BE OPENING AT

08.15

THIS CHANGE IS NEEDED TO GIVE FAIRER ACCESS TO ALL PATIENTS

THANK YOU

WOODLAND AVENUE PRACTICE

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GPs and their teams have faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions have meant that face-to-face contact with patients has been limited in order to keep practice staff and patients safe. Click to read more

Prescribing Policy for Patients Travelling Abroad

This policy outlines the procedure for patients travelling abroad for short and long periods of time.

NHS Policy

By law, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for the medical care of patients when they leave the UK.  In addition, GPs are not required by their terms of service to provide prescriptions for the treatment of a condition that is not present and may arise while the patient is abroad.

The NHS does accept responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to 3 months. However, if a person is going to be abroad for more than 3 months, then they are only entitled (at NHS expense) to a sufficient supply of regular medication in order to get to their destination, where they should the find an alternative supply of that medication.

Patients residing abroad for a period of more than 3 months should be removed from the registered patient list.

Woodland Avenue Practice Policy

Travelling out of the country for less than 3 months
For patients who inform us they will be out of the country for less than 3 months, we will provide sufficient medicines for an existing condition (e.g., asthma, diabetes…) for the period while the patient is away where it is safe to do so.  Drugs that require frequent monitoring may not be prescribed where there are safety concerns.  1 months’ supply only will be issued for drugs normally available over the counter, such as paracetamol.

Travelling out of the country for more than 3 months
Patients who inform us they will be leaving the country for more than 3 months will be prescribed sufficient medication to enable them to make alternative arrangements at their destination (up to 3 months’ supply where safe to do so).

They will also be removed from our patient list. We will be pleased to re-register patients on their return to residence in the UK and can reassure patient that their electronic notes are kept on file for reference on your return.

Patients and relatives should not seek medication for themselves while they are abroad as this constitutes NHS fraud.

Prescriptions for medicines in case of illness while abroad.

GPs will only prescribe NHS prescriptions in this case for exacerbations of pre-existing illnesses, e.g., antibiotics for patients who have frequent infections secondary to an underlying lung condition.

GPs may provide private prescriptions if it is clinically appropriate, and they can be self-administered safely without medical assessment while abroad. These prescriptions are not free.

Patients should be aware that some drugs commonly prescribed in the UK may be illegal in certain countries and you should check with that countries embassy before you travel.

See NHS facts of travel abroad

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1755.aspx?CategoryID=73&SubCategoryID=105

https://www.wessexlmcs.com/patientstravellingabroadfaqs

https://www.gov.uk/travelling-controlled-drugs

 

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