News & Events

Woodford GP Net Earnings Declaration March 2017

The average pay for GPs working in the Woodford Medical Centre in the last financial year was £81,545 before tax and national insurance.

This is for 6 full time and 2 part time GPs who have worked in the practice for more than 6 months. 

Official CQC Report Results

Letter from the Chief Inspector of General Practice

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Dr STK Jafri & Partners on 17 December 2015.

Overall the practice is rated as good.

Our key findings across all the areas we inspected were as follows:

  • There was an open and transparent approach to safety and an effective system in place for reporting and recording significant events.
  • Risks to patients were assessed and well managed.
  •  Staff assessed patients’ needs and delivered care in line with current evidence based guidance. Staff had the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment.
  • Patients said they were treated with compassion, dignity and respect and they were involved in their care and decisions about their treatment.
  • Information about services and how to complain was available and easy to understand.
  • Patients said it was not always easy to make an appointment with a named GP although there was continuity of care, with urgent appointments available the same day.
  • The practice had good facilities and was well equipped to treat patients and meet their needs.
  • There was a clear leadership structure and staff felt supported by management. The practice proactively sought feedback from staff and patients, which it acted on.
  • The provider was aware of and complied with the requirements of the Duty of Candour (i.e. any patient harmed by the provision of a healthcare service is informed of the fact and an appropriate remedy offered, regardless of whether a complaint has been made or a question asked about it).

Professor Steve Field (CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGP)

Chief Inspector of General Practice

Access the full report here

Woodford GP Net Earnings Declaration

The average pay for GPs working in the Woodford Medical Centre in the last financial year was £72,199 before tax and national insurance.

This is for 6 full time, 2 part time and 1 locum GPs who have worked in the practice for more than six months.

E-Bulletin from National Association for Patient Participation - January 2016

Please click here to view the January 2016 issue of the E-Bulletin from National Association for Patient Participation.

Spam Mail

We have been made aware that a small group of patients may have received fake emails that appear to be from our Practice email address. These emails have not been generated by us and should be deleted.

Further information on Spam mail can be found here:

You can also have your PC scanned for viruses for free with online scanners such as the link below:

E-Bulletin from National Association for Patient Participation

E-Bulletin from National Association for Patient Participation - Issue Number 97 - June 2015

Named GP for ALL Registered Patients

In line with a new Department of Health initiative, ALL patients registered with Woodford Medical Centre have been allocated a Named GP, who will take overall responsibility for their care and support the surgery provides while registered with us.

Having a named GP does not prevent a patient from seeing any GP in the practice.

If you would like to know who your named GP is, please ask at reception or a member of the clinical staff.

Woodford Teaching Team Nominated for Prize

The Woodford Teaching Team, Dr Davey, Dr Varah and Dr Kucharuk, were nominated for the Hull and Yorkshire Medical School Team Excellence Award.

The team has only been teaching for one year and it is an impressive feat t be nominated and shortlisted to the Awards.

All credit to these three young GPs who have really taken to teaching and developing the groups of Medical Students coming for placements with Woodford.

We must also thank our patients. It is because of their support and willingness to see the medical students that we are able to offer a great learning experience.

Patient Participation Group Report

Please see link to the Woodford Patient Participation Group Report 2014/2015

GP appointments - tell us about your experience

Local people’s most common health concern is being able to get access to their GP, according to a survey by Healthwatch North East Lincs. Healthwatch is keen to find out more, and to promote a conversation locally about what works for people. In the worst cases, more than a quarter of people reported waiting over a week for an appointment.

During March and April, Healthwatch will be encouraging local people to get in touch and tell us about their experiences of getting health advice.

We want people to let us know their views and tell us their stories. We want groups and organisations to discuss the challenges and let us know what their members and group users think.  A short questionnaire is also available via Healthwatch, the North East Lincolnshire CCG and North East Lincolnshire Council’s websites  

or using the link

The survey will be available until 17th April.

“This is both a national and local problem.” says Paul Glazebrook of Healthwatch. “We are keen to find out more about what is important to people when they want health advice."

“We know that our GPs locally are working harder than ever. But there is a national shortage of GPs and we want to find out if it is having an impact locally.

Our GPs are trying lots of new and different things to increase the ease with which people can get health appointments.  But what we don’t know is what works - for the public, for patients, and for the GPs.  We want to encourage sharing experiences and to promote the things that make it easier for people to get the help they need - whether that is form a GP or another health professional"

Paul adds, “We want to promote a reasonable conversation. Sometimes we need to get medical advice quickly, but on other occasions we might be happy to wait. And sometimes we only need advice or reassurance. We don’t always have to see a doctor. Do we know what services are available to us?” 

Now is the time to find out more.  Healthwatch will be out and about holding stalls at a number of places and events.  You can also join us for a conversation on 14th April at:

Centre 4, 17A Wootton Road, Grimsby. DN33 1HE

You can drop in any time between  3pm and 6.30 pm.

Discussion groups will take place at 4pm and again at 6pm.

You can also join the conversation via Healthwatch’s website; on Facebook and twitter.  GP surgeries and Patient Participation Groups are being encouraged to get involved while the Clinical Commissioning Group, Council and Accord, the local Health Membership organisation will all be promoting the discussion. 

Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire (HWNEL) is funded through North East Lincolnshire Council to be the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch plays a role at both national and local level and ensures that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.   North Bank Forum (NBF) is the host organisation for HWNEL. NBF is a voluntary and community sector umbrella body.