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Woodrow Medical Centre commenced on October 1984 in 55 Doverdale Close Woodrow, a converted town house.  Dr S Ananthram created and ran the Practice single-handedly then, planning permission was given to move to the Woodrow Centre grounds.  Millstream soon followed as a Branch Surgery which opened in October 1994.

Anything contained within this website that you would like explained, please contact the Practice Manager, who will be please to talk to you and cover any questions you may have.

Practice Area

The Surgery covers the following areas:

  • Batchley
  • Bordesley
  • Brockhill
  • Callow Hill
  • Churchill
  • Greenlands
  • Headless Cross
  • Hunt End
  • Lodge Park
  • Matchborough
  • Oakenshaw
  • Smallwood
  • Southcrest
  • Webheath
  • Winyates
  • Woodrow

If you are moving outside the area and wish to stay with the practice please discuss this with the Doctor/Practice Manager, as it is not always possible to keep patients registered at the practice who move out of the area.

Flu Jab

If you are eligible to receive a flu jab, please book your appointment at reception.

You are eligible if you are:

  • over 65
  • you are a carer
  • you are pregnant
  • you suffer from a serious health problem, e.g.:
    • you need regular asthma inhalers
    • suffer from angina/heart problems
    • chronic chest problems
    • diabetes
    • chronic kidney disease
    • suffer from a chronic neurological condition

Please ask at reception and they will let you know if you are eligible.

Children aged 2 and 3 or are in Y1, 2, 3, 4 are also included.

Registering with the Practice

If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please bring your medical card into the Practice and those of any other family members who wish to register with us. If you have misplaced this you will need to fill out an application form, for each applicant. You will be required to provide your postcode, name and address of your previous GP and NHS number. GMS1(New Patient Registration Form)

You will require two forms of identification:

  • a passport or full driving Licence (both parts)
  • a utility bill with your name and address on it

You will then be offered an appointment to see one of our practice nurses for a routine medical check. Children under five years of age do not need to have a medical but parents will be asked for details of all immunisation dates. This is part of our regular procedure before seeing a doctor. All patients are allocated a named GP and if you would like to know your allocated GP, please contact the Practice on 01527 91 70 70.

When  you wish to register a new baby please note that the registrar will no longer give you a pink registration form to bring to your surgery. It is therefore, very important that you come along as soon as possible to get your baby registered with a GP. It is essential that this registration is done before your baby has their first appointment at the baby clinic.

We will also need to confirm that you live within the Practice area.  We encourage all patients to complete a short health questionnaire and then make an appointment to see the practice nurse who will check your height, weight, urine and blood pressure (which can be high without symptoms).  If you are on medication or a medical opinion is required she will arrange a consultation with the doctor. You will be registered with the Practice as a whole and will be assigned to the list of one of the doctors.  When making an appointment you may request a consultation with the doctor of your choice.

Out of Hours calls and emergencies

24 hour care is provided for Medical Emergencies

If you need to see a Doctor urgently when the Surgery is closed please phone the Surgery on 01527 917 070  and follow the instructions. You will be put through to the Out Of Hours Service who provide cover. They will pass a message to the doctor on duty who may phone you to assess your problem. You may be asked to attend the out-of-hours clinic, or receive a home visit.

If your injury or illness is severe, or you have had a serious accident, call 999 and ask for an ambulance.  Or you can visit your local A&E Department.  If you are calling on behalf of someone else please have relevant information available, such as:

  • address
  • date of birth
  • current medication
  • name of their GP

If considered necessary you will be referred to a duty Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who will contact you and, either give further telephone advice, or ask you to attend a local centre or in appropriate circumstances visit you at home.