***CHANGES TO ALL APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS***

The Wooda Surgery remains open for business however in order to protect our most vulnerable patients, our staff and Doctors we have made some temporary changes to our access to the building and our appointment booking process.

Due to the latest government advice, we are trying to slow the spread of the Coronavirus -COVID-19. We are therefore using a full Telephone Triage system as from Monday 16th March to reduce the visits to the surgery by people with symptoms of "a new fever" or "a new cough".

If you have either of these symptoms, please do not contact the practice in the first instance. Please use NHS 111 online where full triage can be made and advice and guidance given. If you are unable to access the internet for this, please call NHS 111.

If you do not have any of these symptoms but still need to access healthcare, please call our Reception team where a Telephone Triage appointment can be booked.

Patients requiring other routine appointments, i.e. blood tests and regular dressings will be screened accordingly by our Reception team.

Please note that our intercom system will be in operation on the doors into the practice for any patients attending for their booked appointment or general enquiries to enable us to manage the flow of patients in and out of the practice.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Attached Staff

Two teams of community staff work with the Wooda team. Please see full details below. Please always contact these teams on their direct lines.


Direct Line 01237 427806

Midwives in North Devon work in teams (ours is called Torridge) covering community and hospital care. Women are allocated a named midwife, who will give continuity of care and discuss choices available to you.

The midwives are available for informed discussions around becoming pregnant (pre-conceptual care) and any concerns you have when you are pregnant. If you wish, you may telephone on their direct number, 01237 427806. They are responsible for the care of pregnant women and their families and work with the doctors when medical support is needed. One of the team will care for you in labour whenever possible. They visit up to 28 days after birth, helping you to adjust to parenthood and work closely with the health visiting service.

District Nursing Service

Direct Line 01237 427815


Julie Utley SEN (1982), Diploma in Orthopaedics (1983), RGN (1999)

Jane Bennett Dip Nursing studies RN (2013)

Ana Dobrescu Senior Healthcare Assistant

The district nursing team provides a wide range of nursing care for patients at home who are unable to travel to the surgery due to their medical condition, or when the delivery of nursing care may be more appropriate in the patient’s home.

They assess, give advice and support to patients and carers, to enable them to remain independent at home. The services they provide include nursing care, wound care assessments and treatment, palliative and terminal care, chronic disease management, continence assessment, advice about continence, health promotion and the promotion of self-care. They promote independence by working alongside other agencies including social services and care agencies.

Out-of-Hours District Nursing Service

If you need to contact the district nursing service after 5.00pm Monday to Friday, please telephone111 for the NHS111 service.


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