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General services:

Appointments can be made for general nursing duties such as ear syringing, dressings, blood pressure checks.

Travel services:

Please ask at reception for a travel clinic form or use the following link to print the travel risk assessment form:

This form will need to be filled in with details of your destination and travel date. Please try and give 8 weeks notice, as some vaccines have to be pre-ordered. There may be a charge for some vaccines and you will be advised of this prior to ordering.

Immunisation including immunisations for:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping cough
  • Polio
  • Meningitis C
  • MMR
  • Preschool boosters
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus

Please advise the receptionist when you are booking an appointment which immunisations are required.

Coronary heart disease services:

This is a service to monitor all patients who have had a coronary event or have been diagnosed as having angina.

Diabetic services:

All our diabetic patients are offered an annual check up with a six months follow-up in the practice or the hospital. Your diet and weight are checked and diabetic control is discussed.  Arrangements are made for you to see a doctor if necessary.  Prior to the appointment you may need to have a blood test.

Cervical smear service:

You will be sent a reminder when your next smear is due.

Freeze clinics:

These are held bi-monthly to treat minor skin complaints.  The doctor will refer you if deemed appropriate.


This is used as a diagnostic tool for asthma and COPD and is used in the monitoring of COPD.

COPD/Asthma services:

All patients with these problems are seen at least annually.  An invitation will be sent when a check-up is due.

Specialist Services

Family planning/contraception:

See your doctor in normal surgery hours for advice and help with family planning and contraception.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

The Department of Health has asked us to make you aware of long acting reversible contraception (LARC), which includes:

  • Coils
  • Contraceptive Implants
  • Injections

This is because statistically these methods are more effective at reducing unwanted pregnancies than the contraceptive pill. If you want further information about these methods, please talk to the practice nurse when you have your annual pill check.


Again, see your doctor in normal surgery hours; he/she will care for you during your pregnancy with our midwives.

Non NHS Examinations

Some services are not covered by the NHS and a charge will be made in line with the BMA scale of fees.

These include medical examinations e.g.:

  • HGV licence
  • Employment medicals
  • Driving insurance etc
  • Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Examinations

as well as certain certificates e.g.:

  • Private insurance claims
  • Private sick notes
  • Holiday cancellations etc

GP Mean Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working at Woodlea House Surgery in the last financial year before tax and NI deductions was £38,404.53, this was for 1 full time and 3 part time doctors who have worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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