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

During the current COVID-19 pandemic we can accept registrations via email.  Please print all 3 forms from the Pre-Register section at the top of this page, complete and sign then either scan or take a photo of the completed forms, attach and email to   If you need any help with this please call us on 01395 232509

Please do not attend the surgery unless asked to do so by a clinician

If you live within our catchment area and wish to register with us, just either call into reception to collect an application pack, or alternatively you can print the necessary forms from the Pre-Register section at the top of this page - please complete all 3 forms

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.

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 will have their medical record reviewed by a GP 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.


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

If you're staying in our area for a short visit (more than 24 hours but less than 3 months) and need to see a GP you can register with us as a temporary patient.  Treatment will be free of charge, but make sure you present your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you have one.


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.

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