Out of area registrations

As you may have heard in the news, as from 1st October GP surgeries can decide if they wish to take on patients who would not normally live within their practice boundaries.

Here at Woodlands we have decided that currently we will not be taking part in accepting patients from outside our area as we have not been given enough assurances on how patients who live elsewhere would access heath care in the event of an emergency or if they required a home visit.

NHS England are currently working on this & hopefully more guidance will be provided to us on how patients will be able to access healthcare whilst at home.

We will of course keep you updated on these developments over the next few weeks. We wanted to let you know that we will only be accepting patients who reside within our existing boundary at this time.

If you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact the surgery.