How to Join Woodbury Surgery

Live within boundary area?

You can register with us if you live within our boundary area. If you live outside this area you may still be eligible to register, please contact us for details of the Out of Area Scheme.


New Patient Registration

If you live within our catchment area and wish to register with us, just either call into reception to collect an application form, or alternatively you can print a form by clicking on the "Pre-Registration forms" tab.

We do not accept online applications as we would rather meet you in person. You are welcome to drop in and check us out before you register. Feel free to ask the receptionist if you have any queries.

We ask you to bring some documents with you when you register, to prove that you are entitled to NHS services. If you are registering as a permanent patient you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take some time for us to receive your medical records. 

Our receptionists will ask for the following :

  • Proof of identity, preferably passport or photo driving license
  • Proof of your current home address (eg a recent utility bill or a bank statement in your name)
  • Name and address of your last GP practice
  • NHS number if possible (if you are unsure of this ask your last GP practice)
  • Your previous address including postcode

When you register you will be allocated a "Named Acountable GP".  You are of course free to seen any GP in the practice that you choose to, although your GP of choice may not always be available at short notice.


Temporary Patients

If you are a student, holiday visitor or temporary worker you can register with us for up to 3 months. Your main medical record remains with your usual GP, whom we will update with any medical issues. You will be asked to provide:

  • Proof of your name/ identity
  • Name and address of your usual GP practice

Overseas Visitors

Limited free NHS services may be available to non-UK residents depending on the country you come from. We can advise you regarding your particular circumstances. If you are not entitled to free treatment under the NHS we may offer to provide our services on a private basis. Our receptionists will advise you about fees.

As a guide, our catchment area covers the following:

Woodbury, Woodbury Salterton, Clyst St Mary, Aylesbeare, Farringdon, Colaton Raleigh, Yettington, Otterton, East Budleigh, Lympstone, Exton, Ebford, Clyst St George, Marsh Green, Venn Ottery, Southerton, Hawkerland, part of Exmouth, part of Newton Poppleford, Sowton, Topsham.

New patients are offered a health check with a member of the healthcare team to ensure that any required tests are up to date and that we have an accurate note of any repeat medication you may be taking.

Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.


Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.

A Patient Guide to GP Services


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Non English Speakers

These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.

Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.

Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:

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china Chinese (Cantonese) portugal Portuguese
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russia Russian French French
Turkish Turkish Punjabi Punjabi
Gujerati Gujerati Somali Somali
Croatian Croatian Bengali Bengali
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