Clinics & Services

Antenatal Clinic

Antenatal Clinics are held every Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm with our Community Midwives who are available at the practice via appointments from reception. They will arrange blood tests and scans at relevant times.

Please note that the first visit to confirm pregnancy should be with the Doctor.

For help with planning your pregnancy visit the Pregnancy Care Planner page

Asthma (and Respiratory)

Asthma is a disease where by the airways of the lungs become constricted, causing cough, wheeze, breathlessness, chest tightness. Sometimes a cold, chest infection, hay fever or exercise can bring on mild asthma.

An annual check up is recommended. If you are using your BLUE inhaler on a regular basis or even if it’s only a couple of times a week, it is advisable to book an appointment for a check up, with your Practice Asthma Nurse

Asthma UK

British Lung Foundation

Childhood Surveillance

A Childhood Surveillance Clinic is held at the Practice once a week


Coil and Implant Fitting Service

If you are interested in our coil and Implanon fitting services please call into the surgery or telephone for further information and / or appointments with a female GP.

Monday - Friday opening hours

8.00am - 6.30pm

Saturday opening hours

8.30am - 12.30pm

Woodgrange Patient Line

020 8221 3100

Woodgrange Practice Enquiries Line

020 8221 3128

Implanon - The Contraceptive Implant

Coil - Intrauterine Contraceptive Device


Diabetic Clinics are held at the practice every week. The clinics are held for Annual Reviews and follow up reviews.

Diabetic patients can call the practice and request a telephone consultation for advice on Diabetes related problems.

Useful Websites for further information on Diabetes:


The Diabetes Team at Woodgrange Medical Practice have put together links to online resources to help adult patients with diabetes with their self-care at home. If you are pregnant and have diabetes or have a child with diabetes, you must contact your specialist hospital diabetes team for advice.

Staying at home with Diabetes:


Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) (only if on certain medicines or if instructed by the diabetes team)

SMBG diary:

Video instructions on how to perform a finger-prick blood glucose test:


Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) (if you already have a blood pressure machine at home or have been asked to monitor your blood pressure by purchasing a blood pressure machine)

HBPM explained:

HBPM diary:


Why do I sometimes feel shaky, dizzy sweaty/Hypoglycaemia


Diabetes and driving

Diabetes and taking care of your feet


Mental Health Help


Tailored tips and advice for managing diabetes day to day


If you manage your diabetes with insulin


Information specific to patients with Type 1 diabetes

What is Diabetes? - For patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes:


Information and education about living well and how to manage your Type 1 diabetes via the Bertie website:


Information specific to patients with Type 2 diabetes

What is Diabetes? – For patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes:


For more information to help you live well with diabetes and manage your Type 2 diabetes:

If you need a code to get access, email:


Type 2 diabetes if you’re also taking steroid tablets


Supporting patients through Ramadan

Sexual Health Screening - external provider

Free Sexual Health Service provided from Monday to Saturday.

No appointments can be made, this is a Walk in and Wait Service at:

Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre

40 Liberty Bridge Road

East Village


E20 1AS

Tel: 0208 496 7237


Barts Health - Sexual Health

Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Visit the website for more information here

Sexual Health services provided at Woodgrange Medical Practice

  • Cervical Smears
  • Minor Operations
  • Postnatal examinations

Please enquire at our Practice reception desk or call us on:

Woodgrange Patient Line020 8221 3100
Woodgrange Practice Enquiries Line020 8221 3128

Domestic and Sexual Violence Information

Newham London

Domestic & Sexual Violence Newham

Nia Ending Violence

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Rape Crisis

Newham Talking Therapies

Innovative Text Reminders - New Messaging System benefits GP Patients in Newham

People in Newham are to receive texts direct from their GP – giving them immediate access to vital health information – following the introduction of a new clinical messaging system at Woodgrange Medical Practice in Forest Gate.

AccuRx Chain SMS allows GPs to send text messages directly to patients, reducing the need for letters and phone calls and giving patients immediate access to information they need.

Dr Muhammed Naqvi, a GP at the practice and Chair of NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “This is a really efficient way of communicating with our patients. I can directly message my patients, providing instant access to information to help them access screening, provide links to self–help portals that are relevant to their needs and empower them to take charge of their health.

“Not only does using AccuRx mean I can communicate directly with my patients, it is also helping the surgery to become more efficient and better meet the needs of our local population by reducing the need for clinical administrative support – freeing up staff so they can focus on longer more complex tasks.

“This means that rather than having to email practice staff to ask them to contact the patient on my behalf, I can directly contact my patients.

“The practice has already been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC and we are really excited to be able to continue to develop and improve our services, to enhance the care we provide and the experience for our patients.”

Evaluation has shown significant benefits to using this new text messaging approach, with patients no longer having to call or go to the surgery to check if a prescription is ready as they can now be sent a text confirmation instead.

Patients are also sent appointment reminders by text. Over a three-month period, the Woodgrange team – GPs, nurses and admin staff – sent almost 5,000 SMS messages through AccuRx, saving an estimated two hours’ clinical and administrative time per day.

Chris Riley, IT Project Manager at Newham CCG, said: “We have been working with all our local GP practices to implement digital innovations, such as AccuRx, in order to deliver a modern GP service that is fit for the future.

“We believe that having surgeries such as Woodgrange championing the introduction of new software helps to maximise its use and fully demonstrate the benefits of a more efficient, technology-driven service. We are committed to continuing to work with local practices to introduce and implement high-quality services for local people.

“We congratulate all of the surgeries across Newham that have now adopted AccuRx as it has taken real commitment to integrate it into daily practice, but is now proving to have significant benefits.

“We will continue to work with and support our local practices to introduce and implement services that allow us to adapt to changing needs of the population we serve.”

Nadia Caceres, Health and Social Care Management Trainee at Newham CCG, who has been leading the evaluation on the benefits of AccuRx in primary care practice in Newham, said: “GPs and patients alike have reported the real, tangible difference using direct text messaging has made on a daily basis within general practice in the borough.

“AccuRx has provided a platform to meet the needs of the ever-growing demand for primary care in today’s fast-moving, busy world, where quick access to information is vital.”

Dr With patient

Notes to editors

  • Picture captions: Dr Muhammed Naqvi, a GP at Woodgrange Medical Practice and Chair of NHS Newham CCG, with patient Abdullah Tariq.
  • NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions most local health services, from cancer care to mental health, hospital operations to prescriptions.
  • All GP practices in the borough are part of the CCG. It has a board, which meets regularly, and is chaired by a local GP.
  • More information about NHS Newham CCG can be found here

For more information contact us on 020 3688 1216 or

Minor Eye Conditions

If you have an eye problem then a specialist opthalmic practitioner can help you with this.

You can click on this link for more information Newham MECS Leaflet

t us on 020 3688 1216 or

Mental Health

If you are dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency and want to speak to someone , please call Newham’s Mental Health Crisis Helpline on 020 7771 5888. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit for a list of other service providers who may be able to help you.

Mental Health Service

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