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 Do you think your child might have chicken pox, earache or tonsilitis..? Unsure of what to do...? Go to the 'your health' section on the menu above for pictures and advice.

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If you are unable to attend your appointment please contact reception on 01252 371715 so that this time may be used for another patient.

Out of Hours Telephone Number for URGENT Medical Assistance

If you require urgent medical assistance when the surgery is closed please telephone 111. 

If you are calling after 8am Monday to Friday please call the main surgery number 01252 371715.

Do you have a form that needs a GP signature?

Did you know that some forms do incur a fee and are not covered by the NHS?

Go to our Policies and Proceedures page - see the link on this page - for further information.

Welcome to the Southwood practice Website



Southwood Practice is run by Dr Andrew Whitfield with the aim of providing comprehensive healthcare of the highest quality to our patients.

Reduced advanced pre-bookable appointments



Due to the predicted increase in patient demand during December and January, and the national shortage of GPs, the surgery has reduced the number of pre-bookable appointments in order to maintain the quality of service provided during this busy time.
The Practice is sad to announce that Dr Bucher will not be returning from her maternity leave, this has also been reflected in the reduction of advanced bookable appointments.

Flu Vaccinations!

If you missed our flu clinic on Saturday, and you require a vaccination, please call reception where we will book you an appointment.

We are now taking bookings for the children's flu vaccination, please enquire at Reception.


The NHS Friends and Family Test

The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an important opportunity for you, the patient, to provide feedback on the services that we provide here at Southwood Practice.  The questionnaire is a brief set of questions asking if you would recommend us to your friends and family.

The feedback you give will help NHS England to improve services for everyone.

At Southwood Practice we are offering you various ways to complete the FFT.  There are questionnaires available in the surgery, you can click on the link below, and use the button at the bottom of this website - take our survey. 

If you receive text reminders for your appointments via your mobile phone, you will be sent a follow up text after your appointment in which you can reply.


Further information regarding the FFT is available from via


policies Click here to view our practice policies

 Please visit our Surgery News section - from the right hand menu for information about online services and health information.

Our email address is - this can be used for feedback.


pill Click here to register to book appointments and order your repeat prescriptions online

Please note that some of the facilities below are only accessible via EMISaccess online which requires log-in details, this is available from Reception. 


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