alwoodley medical centre

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Keep up to date with the latest news, events and announcements from your local Practice.

e-Reception - A new way of contacting us

Instead of telephoning Reception a lot of your queries can be answered via our e-Reception service allowing you to contact us from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Please read the notes below and click on the link above to access, please do not use for URGENT queries and repeat prescription requests

You will be asked for your contact information as we will use it to reply to you, to identify you and to verify that you are our patient. You will then need to complete a short form relating to your query.

We can only reply to your enquiries between 8am and 5pm Monday - Friday (Outside these hours we will respond the next working day)

If your matter is urgent please call 111 outside office hours or 999 if you require immediate medical attention any time of day.

e-Reception is used in conjunction with our online service

PRESCRIPTIONS CANNOT BE ORDERED VIA E-RECEPTION you will still need to use your online access.

If you haven't already applied for online access you can do so by attending the surgery to complete an application form and providing 2 forms of identification (one photo and one with proof of address). Online medication ordering goes direct to the doctor.

Alternatively you can email your prescription request to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Measles is Circulating

  • Cases of measles are being seen in Leeds. Increased travel and public gatherings could lead to even more cases. Check you and your family have had 2 MMRs in the past and contact your GP for vaccination if you’re not up to date #ValueofVaccines MMR vaccine
  • People in Leeds are being encouraged to check they and their children have had two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella MMR vaccine before summer travel #ValueofVaccines MMR vaccine
  • Unimmunised children and young adults in #Leeds are at risk of measles, particularly if travelling to parts of Europe where there are large ongoing outbreaks of the disease, or to measles endemic countries. Check that you and your family have had two doses of MMR and contact your GP for vaccination if you’re not up to date #ValueofVaccines MMR vaccine

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

The quickest and most direct way to get your repeat prescription request to the Doctor is by our online services.

If you haven't already applied for online access you can do so by attending the surgery to complete an application form and providing 2 forms of identification (one photo and one with proof of address). Online medication ordering goes direct to the doctor.

We now, as a result of patient feedback, also take requests via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are unable to use any of the above methods you can still make your request by post or by attending the surgery.

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

We are supporting you in trying to prevent the onset of Diabetes.

We have started writing to and sending text messages to patients who are eligible to attend the "National Diabetes Prevention Programme" (NDPP).  The NDPP  is for people whose blood tests suggest they are at risk of developing diabetes.

You can read the letter here: NDPP mail out invite letter

And read the information leaflet here: NDPP Ingeus patient leaflet

If you have received notification that you are eligible for the NDPP then either reply to the text message we sent you, phone our receptionists (0113 2300 391) or drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address and date of birth and we will arrange the referral.

MORE EVENING AND SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW!

MORE EVENING AND SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW!

Evening appointments

There are now extra routine appointments available in the evening, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time to suit you.

The practice offers:

A virtual clinical pharmacist service.

This is a telephone appointment for patients who: need to speak to a pharmacist regarding a medication issue; but don’t need to come to the surgery. The pharmacists are able to prescribe and organise prescriptions electronically.

A virtual musculoskeletal (MSK) service

This is a telephone appointment for patients who need to speak to an advanced physiotherapist regarding muscle and joint problems. They will issue advice and where appropriate arrange a follow up.

For either of the above please speak to the reception team for further information on how to book one of these appointments.

A virtual mental health support service (Healthy Minds)
This is a telephone appointment for patients aged 18 and over who would like help with emotional wellbeing. It will provide a 20minute telephone consultation with Healthy Minds Practitioners who will be able to offer support for patients experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety. They will offer support, explore and develop coping strategies and offer signposting and recommend other support services. Please speak to the Reception team for further information on how to book an appointment.

Saturday and Sunday morning face to face appointments
There are now routine appointments available on Saturday and Sunday morning from 9am-12pm available through our extended access service at:

Rutland Lodge Medical Practice, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR

This increased availability is an extension of the services offered by your practice and is provided by a range of local clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants.

Please note, this is not a walk-in service – you still need to make an appointment. Appointments can be made either via your own GP practice or by calling the extended access team on 0113 221 3540 between 9am and 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Extended Access appointments are for routine general practice issues and not for urgent care. If your practice is closed and you are unwell please call NHS 111.

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