We will keep you updated with information relating to our move to EMIS Web as and when it is available. 

PRESCRIPTION UPDATE –  As there will be no EPS (Electronic Prescription Service) from the 22nd of June in preparation for our GO LIVE date on the 30th of June, the POD will be altering your repeat prescribing medications accordingly (if you use the POD service).  If you DO NOT use the POD your prescriptions will be delivered to Boots Jardine Crescent for you instead. Please continue to order your medication in the usual way


The following inforamtion has been provided by the Department of Health & Social Care – New symptoms to be are aware of are NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR FEVER OR LOSS OF/CHANGE IN TASTE OR SMELL. Everyone should self-isolate if they develop any of these symptoms.  The individuals household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of taste or smell.  Please DO NOT visit the surgery if you have any of these symptoms.  For further information please visit the NHS111 website or go to

Cytology Text Scam – Please Be Aware

We have received an alert relating to a cervical screening text messaging scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening.  The message asks you to call a mobile number and provide personal details – These text messages are NOT from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.  Please DO NOT call the mobile number. The Action Fraud Line have been contacted

Contacting Prescription Ordering Direct (POD)

The POD service is aware of continuous problems with their present telephone service and the difficulty patients are experiencing getting through to them. The POD service has now set up a telephone number for patients to TEXT to inform the POD that they need to order their repeat medication.  A call handler will call the patient back on the mobile number they have texted from.  The patient should allow up to 48 hours (excluding weekends) to receive the call back but the POD will hopefully call back much quicker than this.  Patients are being advised to call when they have 10 days left to allow for addtional turnaround time during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Patients should ensure they have sufficient medication at home if they are using this service.  THE TELEPHONE NUMBER TO SEND YOUR TEXT TO IS 07903 586972. The patient is required to text the word REPEAT and then a reference to the GP Practice Name.  Patients registered at Woodside should text REPEAT WOODSIDE