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Welcome to Elmswood Surgery



We are now booking appointments for adult flu vaccinations.


We have three large Saturday morning clincs available, on the

4th, 11th & 18th October.


Please contact the surgery to book an appointment if you are:

  •  over 75
  •  pregnant
  • or suffer from any of the following medical conditions:

             COPD; bronchitis; asthma and use a brown, red or purple inhaler; chronic kidney or liver disease; chronic neurological disease; diabetes, or are immunocompromised  .

We also offer flu vaccinations to carers of those who would struggly greatly if their carer were to fall ill.


This year the Fluenz nasal flu vaccination is offered to all children ages 2,3 & 4, and all children aged under 18 who have one of the medical conditions listed above.

We will be holding separate clinics for these vaccinations. Please DO NOT try to book a child into a Saturday clinic. We will be setting up these by the end of September. This vaccine is not available to surgeries until then

Named GP for patients aged 75 and over

From April 2014, all patients aged over 75 and over will have a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides for them

The named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support we provide, and work with the other health and care professionals to ensure that you have a "care package" which meets your individual needs.

From 18th August we have started a texting service for patients to remind them of booked appointments. If we do not have your mobile number and you would like to take advantage of this service, please let us your know so we can update your records.
We will also be able to use this to remind patients to come for flu jabs, for example
If we have your mobile number but you may have forgotten to update it on our records please let us know!
We hope you like this latest innovation!

Nottingham Circle
There is a fairly new service in Nottingham designed to help people get out and about and meet new friends..espacially after periods of illness or being housebound. They organise many different type of events from coffee and a chat, to joining a balloon flight. Some of this is free, and some is charged for. It is a great initiative in  Nottingham.
They can be contacted on Nottingham 9787846 if you would like to find out more, or visit
Generally you need to be over 50, but for the pilot of this they are offering free membership for anybody aged 45+ 


We want all our patients to be able to get through to us when they need to, and avoid the frustration of an engaged telephone. We therefore ask that unless your problem is urgent and you need an appointment that morning, please DO NOT phone between 8.30am and 9.30am. For results, in particular, we suggest that you phone in the afternoon,when the surgery can be a little quieter and the phone lines less busy

Please remember that most appointments are only 10minutes long. This means that your doctor or nurse may only be able to deal with one problem in each appointment

Urgent apppointments are only for those problems which are urgent, and cannot wait until a routine appointment is available

You can book routine GP appointments and order authorised repeat prescriptions via the internet - just click below

calendar Click Here to book/cancel your appointment online

pill Click Here to order your repeat prescription online

We have an automated arrivals screen, situated just before you reach the reception desk. Please feel free to record your arrival for your appointment on the screen. It is very user friendly. We hope this will give the receptionists more time to help with queries and booking appointments

We will now offer a few routine appointments on Mondays, and Tuesdays with a GP, from 7am. These can be booked in the usual way.

How You Can Help Us sherwood health centre

 Patients can help us by:

  • Turning up on time for appointments
  • Avoid phoning us first thing in the morning, unless your need is urgent
  • Being patient if the doctor or nurse is running late
  • Only requesting home visits if you are too ill to attend surgery
  • Letting us know if you cannot keep your appointment
  • Telling us if you change your name, address or phone number

With your help we can offer routine appointments within two working days, avoid you waiting too long in the waiting room, process repeat prescriptions rapidly, and see you on the same day if your problem is urgent.

WE HAVE A PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP, run by Dr Irfan Malik. Meetings are held once a month for about an hour alternating between Friday afternoons and wednesday evenings, here at the Health Centre. If you are interested in being involved please contact Dr Malik at the surgery, or by e-mail to

There is a special page for this group.. Please click on the link higher up this page on the right

(Site updated 12/09/2014)
Order your repeat medicationsCancel your appointmentAccess Appointment System


Opening Hours
The reception area is open from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. We are closed at weekends and on all public holidays.

We have extended our opening hours. On Mondays, and Tuesdays a few routine appointments are available with a GP from 7am. . Please note that nurse appointments are not available, and the reception telephone will not be on.

Out of Hours
If you or your family need urgent medical care when the surgery is closed, please phone 111


The best time to call the surgery for advice is after morning clinics, usually between 11.30 and 12 noon. If the doctor you wish to speak to is still busy they will call you back, provided you leave a phone number, preferably a land line. 


The surgery is able to accept new patients at present. 


Every two months (but sometimes more often) the practice will be closed on  a Tuesday afternoon to allow protected staff training time. We need to  do this to keep up with changes and developments which affect the practice.  On these afternoons the phones will be switched off for up to five hours, reception may be closed, and any urgent needs will be directed to the out of hours service

The next dates are 30th September and 4th or 11th of November (tbc)

Please try our automated arrivals screen next time you come in for an appointment?!

Our current registrar is Dr Doolan, with us until mid September. Dr Shankar is the next registrar and has just joined us. He will be here for the next year.


The health visitors' baby clinic  at Sherwood Health Centre is  on  Tuesdays at 12 noon 

Sexual Health checks are available, Please look up under clinics and services

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