Are you within the practice boundary?
The doctors welcome new patients who live within our practice area. In order to register with the practice, please check that you are within the practice boundary using the Google Maps boundary image below. Alternatively, please speak to a member of the reception team.
If you were registered with a GP in the UK before, please provide us with your NHS Number (National Health Services not NI Number) when registering, to help us to register you correctly.
In line with Primary Medical Care and Guidance Manual and BMA guidelines; anyone, regardless of nationality and residential status may register and consult with a GP without charge. Therefore, all asylum seekers and refugees, overseas visitors, students, people on work visas and those who are homeless, whether lawfully in the UK or not, are eligible to register with a GP even if those individuals are not eligible to register for secondary care.
Practices can refuse an application to join a practice list if:
- ICB have agreed the practice can close their list to new patients
- the patient lives outside of the practice boundary; or
- the practice has other reasonable grounds
To register children under 6 years old please bring in their baby red book to confirm their immunisation history or a record of their immunisations if they have entered from outside the UK.
The quickest way to register as a patient at Wood Lane Medical Centre is online. Please click on the top link below to access the online registration page. Alternatively download the registration form below, complete the form, and email it back to us at [email protected] OR come into the surgery and ask for forms from reception.
Non-urgent advice: Notice
Please ensure you sign and complete declaration on page 6 of the Patient New Questionnaire Registration Form.
Please note, registrations can take up to 2 weeks.
Guide to GP Services
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style have been tested with user groups.