News & Events

Woodford Rated the Third Best Practice in NELincs

The Grimsby Telegraph published the NHS latest findings of its GP Patient Survey and we are extremely proud to announce Woodford was rated the 3rd best practice in the area .

For the full rating and article follow the link below:

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/health/see-how-patients-rate-your-1887848

Heat Wave - Keep Safe

The Met Office Level 3 Heatwave Alert has now been extended to include the Yorkshire and Humber region and will be in force until Saturday.

Please keep safe during the heat wave and follow the NHS advice by visiting the NHS Choices site.

If you have a long-term lung condition like asthma, bronchiectasis or COPD, you are more at risk of hot weather affecting you. Top tips on staying well when the temperatures soar can be found at https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/hot-weather. You can also ring the BLF for advice on 03000 030 555 and calls will cost the same as a local call.

Practice Closure - Thursday 28th June 2017 from 13.00 to 18.30

Please note that Woodford Medical Centre will be closed on Thursday 28th June 2017 from 13.00 – 18.30hrs due to protected learning time for staff. This is an area wide initiative, driven by the NEL Clinical Commissioning Group and fully supported by NHS England.

Should you require urgent medical care during this time please call the North East Lincolnshire Single Point of Access on 01472 256256.

New GP Starting with Woodford

We are happy to announce that Dr Sean Chathley will be joining our team from May 2nd 2018. Many pateints may already know Dr Chahtley as he has worked for us as a locum in the past. He will be working with us for 6 clinical sessions a week. 

Patient Participation Meeting September

The Group is holding a meeting on Wednesday 20th September at 18:30, Seminar Room 1.

Eveyone is welcome and we would appreciate your input and involvement. 

Flu Campaign 2017

The flu campaign starts soon and we are expecting the first batch of flu jabs to arrive on the 22nd September 2017.

An Out of Hours ‘Drop in’ clinic has been booked for Saturday 7th October from 8:30 am to 12:00 at the ground floor at Freshney Green Primary Care Centre.

The practice is hoping to offer a number of ‘Drop in’ clinics during the normal working week, and once the dates have been agreed, they will be posted here for information.

If you have any queries regarding the flu season or are unsure whether or not you qualify for the jab, please contact the surgery and someone will be able to answer your queries.

Practice Closure - 25 May 2017 from 13:00 to 18:30

Please note that Woodford Medical Centre will be closed on Thursday 25th May 2017 from 13.00 – 18.30hrs due to protected learning time for staff. This is an area wide initiative, driven by the NEL Clinical Commissioning Group and fully supported by NHS England.

Should you require urgent medical care during this time please call the North East Lincolnshire Single Point of Access on 01472 256256.

Patient Participation Meeting and AGM

Our next PPG Meeting is scheduled for the 17th May 2017 - Seminar Room 1 - 18:30

Further details about this meeting can be found in our Patient Participation Group Page on this website.

To nominate yourself to our Executive Committee, please print, complete and hand in the nomination form at our reception.

Proposed Changes to the Patient Participation Group Constitution

During the PPG meeting on 22nd March 2017, the group revisited their constitution and a number of changes were suggested to clauses 3, 4, 6 and 10. These are to be approved by the group during the next meeting on the 17th May 2017.

Please click on the following links to access further information:

Humberside Breast Screening Service

It has now been almost 3 years since the ladies at our surgery were last called for breast screening. We have received information from the Cancer Screening Programme that they will soon commence screening for our practice cohort once again.

The projected date for Woodford’s breast screening period is 4th - 28th July 2017, though this may be subject to change.  Eligible women from will be invited to appointments at the mobile screening unit at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.

The Breast Screening Service identifies eligible women and makes the appointments automatically.

At Woodford Medical Centre, we encourage women who qualify for the screening to attend. If for any reason you miss the opportunity to attend the sessions offered, please contact the surgery and speak to a Practice Nurse as they will be able to advise you how to access the service. 

For further Information, download the NHS Breast Screening - Helping you Decide leaflet