Join The Practice
Our practice area covers all of Woodway Park and Potters Green. We also cover some parts of Wyken and Walsgrave - you would need to check to see whether we cover your address.
If you are in the practice area and wish to register, there is a 2 stage application process:-
- You will need to complete an application form and health questionnaire to join Woodway Medical Centre. These are available from our reception staff.
- Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will be requested to complete the NHS 'Family doctor services registration' form. It is only at this point that you are formally registered with the practice.
You may see any of our doctors regardless of which you register with, however, since not all GPs are available for the same number of sessions, you may have to wait longer to see the GP of your choice.
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Non English Speakers
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 has been tested with user groups.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: