Appointments for the Doctor

Please call Woodrow Surgery on Tel 01527 917 070 to book an appointment

The Practice appointments system offers a balance of “same day” appointments and routine appointments which can be booked up to four weeks in advance. These can be made either by telephone or in person at the reception desk.

You can also book appointments online

Once you have notified the surgery of your interest in this service you can click the Patient Access link to access the service and follow the instructions to create your account. If you have already registered please click on the Patient Access link; you will be directed to the login page.


Emergencies are seen at the next available surgery. It is preferable to book an appointment in advance if you wish to see a particular doctor, or wish to discuss an on-going health problem with the same doctor. Whilst the Practice strives to ensure that you see the doctor of your choice, this may not always be possible.

In return we ask you to:

  • Request appointments before 10:00am if you wish to be seen the same day.
  • Cancel any appointments you cannot keep as early as possible, the time can then be made available to someone else.
  • Request emergency or urgent appointments only when absolutely necessary.
  • Remain patient and keep calls as brief as possible.
  • Avoid calling at peak times for non-urgent matters.

Routine Appointments

If you need to book a routine or follow-up appointment with a particular GP you are able to make an appointment up to four weeks in advance. Please phone after 10.30am to avoid busy times. Many routine appointments are for patients who have a long-term or chronic condition that needs monitoring on a regular basis. It is important to continue your regular check-ups, even if you are feeling well. Routine appointments are available during normal Surgery hours with the Practice Nurse and/or Doctor. We hold regular clinics for Diabetes, Asthma and Baby clinics. Please see the ‘services and clinics’ section for the full list.

Appointments are usually for ten minutes unless it is for minor Surgery or a medical examination, which takes longer. Please inform the Receptionist if this is the case.

Same Day Appointments

We are a busy Practice, and providing some same day appointments makes it easier for you to see a doctor quickly. 75% of our GP appointments are same day appointments.

Appointments for the Nurse

We operate a booked appointment system for all Clinics. When booking your appointment please let Reception know what your appointment is for so that they can advise you when would be the best time for you to come and the length of appointment you require.

Our Practice Nurses provide a wide range of services including:

  • Immunisations
  • Dressings
  • Health Checks
  • Cervical Smears
  • Coil Checks
  • Ear Syringing

Please either telephone the surgery to make an appointment or come in to the reception desk.