Woodville Surgery

71 Burton Road, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 7JE
01283 217 036

Staffing update

We are pleased to announce that Dr David Thorpe will be joining Woodville Surgery on Monday 13th August and Dr Nithin Chandra will be joining us in mid September.

Dr Thorpe will be working 4 days per week and Dr Chandra 3 days per week.

Updated list of GPs and ANP

Dr Tirugulla (M)

Dr Somarathi (F)

Dr Kundapur (F)

Dr Thorpe (M)

Dr Chandra (M) joining mid September

Pauline Farmer Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
Pauline can see all types on minor illnesses in patients aged 2 months and over. Pauline can prescribe and refer if necessary

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Appointment availability

We are aware that a number of patients have struggled to get appointments at the surgery and we are sorry for this and some of the reasons are explained below.

Appointments can be booked 4 weeks in advance if required. We have a number of appointments that become available on the day and also an on call GP that will see telephone any patients that have not been able to get an appointment with a medically urgent problem.

You may already be aware, but two GPs left last year and we have struggled to recruit replacements as have most surgeries locally and nationally.  Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner also left earlier this year.

Sally our Practice Nurse  retired in March.  Her replacement is Laurie Peach

We have recruited one GP Dr Kundapur and she started seeing patients in March.  We have also recruited a part time Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Pauline Farmer who started on 30th April

We also have several locum GPs that have been helping out, some from local surgeries and some from an agency.

There is currently an advert for an additional Advanced Nurse Practitioner and at least one more GP.

Our current GPs are

Dr Tirugulla (M)

Dr Sivakumar (M)

Dr Somarathi (F)

Dr Kundapur (F)



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Closed for Bank Holidays

We are closed on the following Bank Holidays

27th August 2018

25th & 26th December 2018

If you need medical help or advice please call 111.

In the event of a life threatening emergency please call 999

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Closed Wednesday 12th September from 1.30 for Staff Training

We are closed on Wednesday 12th September from 1.30pm until 8am on Thursday 13th September.  If you medical advice please call 111.  In the event of a life threatening emergency please call 999

Further dates of afternoon closures

17th Oct 2018

14th Nov 2018

23rd Jan 2019

13th Feb 2019

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Dr Hannon is retiring

Dr Hannon has decided not to return to work and is retiring after 35 years at Woodville Surgery.
She will be missed greatly but is looking forward to enjoying her retirement
There is a book at reception to leave messages in for her and if any one would like to donate towards a retirement gift you are more than welcome to do so.
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Closed for staff training and moving

We are closed for staff training on Wednesday 20th September from 1pm until 8am on Thursday 21st September.

Also a reminder that we will close at 12.30pm on Friday 22nd September and reopen at 8am on Monday 25th September at our new surgery across the road.  Access to the car park is via Rose Hill

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Flu Vaccinations have arrived

Flu vaccinations are here.
We are having a drop in clinic-no appointment required
On Saturday 14th October
Between 9am and 1pm
At our new surgery for all eligible patients


If you can’t make that date please telephone the surgery on 01283 226964 for an appointment

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We are on the move………


We will close our current building at 12.30 on Friday 22nd September and reopen in our brand new purpose built surgery across the road at 8am on Monday 25th September.

The address for the new surgery is
Woodville Surgery
71 Burton Road
DE11 7JE

Access to the car park,which is at the back of the building, is via Rose Hill

The telephone numbers will be the same
01283 217036 and 01283 226964

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Changes to how you make an appointment

The pressure on GP appointments is becoming extremely difficult to manage.

We are therefore changing how we book appointments.
From Monday 27th February 2017 you will be asked for a brief description of why you want to be seen and an appointment or telephone call will be offered with the most appropriate clinician
You are still able to book routine medical appointments up to 4 weeks in advance, but please note these are limited and may not always be available for booking

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A few staff changes

Dr Hannon is currently off ill and won’t be back until 2017. Whilst she is off Dr Jan and Dr Somarathi have increased their days in surgery from 2 to 3 each.

We have two locum GPs, one covering Mondays and one covering Fridays. Usually Dr Krishnappa on a Monday and Dr Oniah on a Friday, but others may cover if they are not available.

We also have an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Paula Drury who can see acute illnesses, e.g. chest infections, ear infections, urine infections, rashes etc. She can prescribe and is available of Thursday and Friday mornings most weeks until Christmas, so please don’t be offended if the reception staff ask the reason for your appointment as we need to direct you to the most appropriate clinician for your needs.

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