News & Events

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

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