Woodside Group Practice offer all registered patients the following services:
Also available are Health Promotion Clinics that provide advice on all aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle including influenza vaccinations, weight control clinics and women’s health care.
The Practice offers Antenatal and Postnatal care run by the GPs and a Midwife.
The GPs undertake minor operations when appropriate to help save long waits for hospital treatment. Consult the surgery for details.
Smoking can seriously damage your health. For advice and assistance in giving up smoking contact the surgery to book an appointment.
Cervical smear tests are offered to all female patients between the ages of 25 and 64. These are performed by our Practice Nurses by appointment. Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and the tests are intended to detect early changes that could lead to cancer of the cervix. All women are advised to have regular smear tests – three yearly for women between the ages of 25 and 50 and five yearly between the ages of 51 and 64. We operate a recall system.
At Woodside we also have a designated Treatment Room. This provides additional support to our patients, including ear syringing, ECGs, wound care, removal of sutures, holiday vaccinations and advice, child vaccinations and treatment of minor injuries.
The Nurses and Health Care Assistant in the Treatment Room can also advise patients on all aspects of health care and health promotion. We also have a Phlebotomist in post, who is available to take blood samples.
Certain services provided by your Doctor are not covered by the NHS and you may be asked to pay a fee. Examples are pre-employment medicals, private medicals, private sick certificates, insurance claims, fitness to drive medical, private medical insurance claims and holiday cancellation claims. Our fees are in line with the recommended BMA rates.