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Welcome to Lisson Grove & Woolwell Medical Centre

A Plymouth based General Practice that aims to provide a wide range of high quality accessible services that add value to your lives.

 for service updates and health information

Our Practice:


We have recently formed a new partnership and now have 5 Doctors and a  Nurse Practitioner who work across both sites and are supported by a wider clinical team.

We are also actively involved in teaching medical students and GP trainees.

The NHS is currently facing its greatest challenge since its inception. To meet this challenge we will need to do more with less, and we will be introducing new ways of working over the coming year. If you have any ideas about how we could meet the needs of you and your family more efficiently let us know HERE


We offer a wide range of high quality services for you and your family. These will provide care for you during acute illnesses as well as supporting you to live well with long term conditions such as diabetes. In addition we provide immunization, screening services, travel services and a minor operation service.

NEW for this year is a Pain Management Service which we are delighted to provide for you should you have chronic pain.

More details of all our services can be found listed under the "Our Services" tab at the top of this page.

As we look forward to the future we hope to extend the range of services we are able to provide and would welcome any FEEDBACK  you might have on what you would like to see in the surgeries.

Appointments and Contacting Clinical Staff:

We offer a number of different ways of consulting our medical staff.

We will ask you to disclose the reason for your request. You are not obliged to do so BUT your safety and the quality of care you receive is our prime concern and by doing so the medical staff can triage the calls and ensure all patients are seen at the right time, by the right person. Please be assured all staff have a duty of confidentiality and will handle this information with the utmost discretion.

Telephone Appointments

Best choice when making first contact about mental health issues as the GP can then arrange more time to see you.Good if you are not sure whether you need to see the clinician,Or if you have been seen already and are reporting progress or following up an issue.

Leaving messages for Medical Staff

Best choice for paperwork issues like sick notes, letters, chasing up onward referrals etc. Use our contact form HERE. Try to avoid using the phone for these matters as we are trying to use this mostly for patients who want a same day face to face appointment.

Face to Face Appointments

Only to be requested if you think the clinician will need to examine you, take bloods or do other practical procedures.
We have limited capacity for these appointments so if you are not sure, ask for a telephone consultation first. In addition our reception staff are also available to help you with this choice.

Please note that we use up significant amounts of precious clinical time with dental emergencies which are best dealt with by other service providers.
If you have dental pain and/or a dental abscess you will be directed to your registered general dental practitioner or if you do not have one to the Dental Access Centre which you can find HERE


Minor Illnesses - Information about common complaints and suggestions on self care:

For many of us it is sometimes difficult to decide when to see your GP. We have started to put together some information on minor illnesses which we hope you will find helpful for making these decisions. Click HERE to access this information.

In addition many Minor Illnesses can be managed by your local pharmacist. Go to Minor Illnesses Your Pharmacist Can Deal With for more information.

If there is additional information you think would help let us know by clicking here

QUICKLINKS- Find information fast- press a link:


Your Referrals:

All non-emergency referrals are sent to Devon Referral Support Services. They are then vetted and if onward referral to specialist hospital care is indicated you will be contacted within 2 weeks by this service to arrange an appointment with a suitable provider.

If you are unclear what has happened to your referral please contact this service in the first instance at DRSS Information and Help

Accessing your medical record:

Important information which you may wish to act upon.

This Practice is part of the local shared care initiative. This means that from 1st December 2015 it will be possible for you to give permission for other health care professionals to view your GP health record when they are providing you with care. Please see Your Health Record for more details.

Your Say Counts:

We are committed to creating a fully inclusive and accessible service. We treat people with dignity and respect, promote equal opportunities and eliminate all forms of discrimination regardless of race, nationality, gender, disability, age, sexuality, religion or belief and family status. We welcome feedback on the way we operate. Please contact Penny Ridley, the Practice Manager with your comments in the first instance. Use the feedback form HERE OR NHS CHOICES

Why not join our Patient Liaison Group and help the development of the practice and the services it provides? Please click on the Patient Liaison Group

See How We Are Rated:

If you would like to read our endorsement from the Care Quality Commission following their routine inspection in June 2015 please
click here.
Their report evidences that the Practice serves its patients well, embraces the ethos of continual improvement and actively engages with patients to achieve this.

The wider NHS:

The Practice, along with all others in Plymouth are part of Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.CCGs have been established from 1st April 2013 to involve patients and clinicians in the commissioning (planning, designing and buying) of services for the local population.

Clinical commissioning groups are accountable to NHS England and have replaced Primary Care Trusts throughout England.

If you would like to find out more about NEWDevon CCG please click on the link to their website:  NewDevon CCG



(Site updated 29/05/2016)
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