Data Sharing and Opt Out
There have been some reports both in the national press and social media given out false information about opting out of sharing your data with the NHS.
There is no deadline for opting out of data sharing - you can do this anytime if you wish.
NHS digital will NEVER sell your data.
There are strict rules about how the NHS uses your data, it is only shared safely and securely.
Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for Coronavirus and for vaccine research.
You can stop your data being used for research and planning. Find out how to make your choice by following the link below.
GP Data - Type 1 Opt Out form
Important Information - Covid 19 Vaccination
Patient information leaflets - follow link
***MISSED COVID 19 VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS***
We are disappointed to see that recently we have had a significant number of patients not attend for their booked Covid 19 vaccinations. There may, always be a reason for non attending however a quick call to the practice would be appreciated to avoid vaccine wastage. The practice spends a significant time calling patients to arrange appointments at short notice and when patients do not attend it is wasting both staff time and vaccines which have to be destroyed at the end of the clinic or which could have been allocated to other patients.
Covid 19 update June 2021
For all patients, please ensure your contact details are up to date. We have extremely short timescales to contact patients once we are aware of vaccine stock arriving.
Woodland Medical Practice has now commenced vaccinating patient in the age group 18 and over. If you wish to arrange your vaccine please call the surgery to book an appointment.
The practice is following the JCVI guidance in which cohorts of patients to offer the vaccine and are being called in age order.
The NHS England are also offering patients the vaccination at the Lincolnshire Showground.
When you are invited, due to the small number of vaccines available at this stage you must attend or advise immediately if you do not wish to receive the vaccine or cannot attend on the advised clinic date. We will not be able to offer ad-hoc appointments as we will only have allocated sessions. This is not a walk in service.
Once you attend for vaccination - you will be invited for the second vaccination around 3 to 12 weeks later. If you do not attend for the second dose you will not be immune.
Any patient who thinks they have missed a second vaccine, please call the surgery. If you are awaiting a first vaccine, we will contact you when clinics are arranged.
***Patient Safety Notice***
If any patient has recently had a Covid 19 test and has a booked appointment but are awaiting the test result you must inform the practice and DO NOT ATTEND the surgery until your test result is confirmed. This is required to protect the practice staff and patients.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
E-Consultations via the Website
Patients are advised that from 1st June we are accepting E-Consultations via the website. You will be able to send in a consultation form which will be received by the clinical team and dealt with within a maximum of 48 hours. This service will not be suitable for urgent requests, but will allow a GP or Nurse to review your request and will advise treatment, triage, prescribe or advise to make an appointment. This service will be available 24 hours a day.
Emailing Patient Queries
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to direct emails from patients, if you need to contact us regarding a clinical issue, please use the E-Consult option detailed above. This is a safer system which allows us to gather more detailed information. Direct emails outside of this system may not be responded to.
For prescriptions please request by telephoning the practice or online by visiting woodlandmedicalpractice.org.uk
Please note that until further notice the practice will be triaging all calls. No face to face GP appointments will be made by the receptionist, you will be given a telephone call back from the GP who will determine whether there is a need to be seen in surgery.
We are encouraging all patients to nominate a pharmacy whereby we can send your prescriptions electronically and you would be able to pick up directly from that pharmacy.
We will also advise regarding the availability and provision of the Covid - 19 vaccination campaign once we have the detail from NHS England.
If you need urgent dental treatment please follow link below to see how you can access dental care during the coronavirus lockdown.
Access to NHS Dentist during coronavirus lockdown
Over the counter medication advice
Following guidance from NHS England and the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) your GP may not prescribe medications which are routinely available from the pharmacy or supermarket. Please see patient information leaflet by following the link below.
Closed for Training
The practice has no training days planned at the moment due to ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Please follow the link on the "further information" page to see the latest guidelines around data protection and what it means to you.
If you no longer wish to receive sms or text messages to your mobile about appointments, your healthcare or practice news please contact the practice to advise you wish to OPT OUT of receiving such communications.
The practice currently offers patients the facility to book appointments, order prescriptions and view some of your medical record online. If you would like to take up this service please speak to a receptionist.
The transfer of relevant information to patients Summary Care Record (SCR)
The transfer of patient’s records electronically between practices when patients register or deregister (when moving to or from other participating practices)
Transfer a patient’s record electronically between practices when patients register or deregister (GP2GP)
SMS - Text Messaging - CONSENT
The practice will soon be sending text messages to all patients with mobile phone numbers on their record. This will enable information to be shared and appointments reminders to be sent. We can also use messages for health promotion information.
If you do not wish to receive messages from the practice please advise of your dissent on 01522 305727. We will then ensure that you do not receive any messages from the practice.
Following recent guidance we would like to advise parents that we will need written permission for anyone, other than the person with legal responsibility for the child, to bring that child for treatment to the surgery. This applies to grandparents, child minders etc. Forms are available in reception or on the website parental consent form – please let us know if you are happy for others to act in loco parentis on these occasions by completing a signed agreement which will be kept with your child’s records.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Patients should be advised that from 1st October 2018 the practice will no longer issue prescription requests which are hand written from Outpatients clinics. The reason being that it is considered that :-
Hand Written prescriptions are not safe, they are often not legible and do not always contain enough information about why the medication is needed.
It is also part of the Hospitals obligations to provide GPs with a typed letter within seven days of any clinic appointment following which we would aim to prescribe requested medication within five days of receiving these letters.
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.
A free text message service is available to advise patients of appointment bookings and reminders. If you would like to use this service, please complete the form below and bring to the reception.
(Site updated 17/06/2021)