Practice nurses run various clinics and are able to help you with:
- Health checks
- Minor illness
- Minor injuries
- Blood pressure checks
- Blood tests
- Travel Immunisations - routine & for travel abroad, including
- Yellow Fever
- Childhood immunisations
- Diabetic Clinic
- Coronary Heart Disease checks (CHD)
- Asthma & COPD Clinic
- Cervical smears
- Contraception & Sexual Health - All the doctors and practice nurses are happy to discuss the different methods of contraception available.For emergency contraception (‘the morning after pill’) please make an appointment with your doctor or the practice nurse.
- Smoking Cessation - help and advice
- Health promotion
Please check with our reception staff should you require an appointment or information on any of the above services.
Ear Syringing - We are unable to provide a NHS Ear Syringing service from Woodlands Medical Centre, to see our leaflet on Ear Syringing please click here
Other services also available at Woodlands include:
We offer a regular programme of child health reviews. You will be invited to bring your child at the ages of 8 weeks, 8-12 months and two years. Child immunisations are by appointment for the first baby immunisation and for the pre-school immunisation as your child must be checked by a GP. All other immunisations are given by our practice nurse each Tuesday 13:30 to 16:30. It is advisable to make an appointment for these as well. If you can’t make a Tuesday please speak to the practice nurse, as other arrangements can be made. The most important thing is to ensure your child is fully immunised. The health visitors are also available at clinic times for advice and information. The Health Visiting team provide a clinic at All Saints School every Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 for help and advice regarding your child.
We have two community midwives attached to the practice. They work with the GPs to provide care for pregnant women. Most women choose to have their babies at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Those who give birth at St. George’s Ward, Wallingford or at home are cared for during the birth by midwives only.
You will be informed when you need antenatal clinic appointments. The midwives will give you information on classes and options for place of birth.
The doctors, assisted by a practice nurse, undertake a number of minor surgery procedures.
We are able to provide individual counselling facilities at the surgery. Your doctor may suggest Counselling as a way to help with personal worries that affect your health.
Private Practitioners in Osteopathy, Podiatry, and Physiotherapy offer services at Woodlands for a charge. Your doctor may advise a referral or you may self-refer. These services are chargeable.