If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to

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Welcome to The Shrubberies Medical Centre

SignThe Shrubberies Medical Centre is an NHS GP practice in South Woodford located at Lily House opposite the Slug and Lettuce Restaurant on George Lane. 

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.


The NHS in London is very busy due to the backlog caused by Covid 19, but we’ll help you get urgent care when you need it.


We are now offering consultations face to face or over the phone and via video if you require. If you come to the surgery for a face to face appointment, please REMEMBER TO WEAR A MASK and use the HAND SANITISER on reception or WASH YOUR HANDS in the patient toilets.

You can also contact 111, day or night, for other urgent health advice - including if you have concerns about your Covid-19 symptoms.

Please remember that 999 and A&E are for emergencies.

Please help reduce infections, protect the NHS and keep each other safe by following the latest rules 

Covid passport


  • wait to be invited for your vaccine – you will be contacted when it’s the right time to come forward so please don’t seek a vaccine before then
  • act on your invite and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them


You can find out more about the vaccine here:  

Information about the coronavirus vaccine

Information about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Covid vaccination: guide for older adults

Covid vaccination: guide for older adults (PDF file)

If you wish to find out more you can read detailed guidance and view all publications on delivering the vaccination programme here

If you need urgent medical help and are not able to contact your practice, visit NHS 111 online. If you cannot get help online, call 111. If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999

You can use the NHS 111 COVID-19 online service to check your symptoms and get more advice. You should not go to a GP practice, pharmacy or hospital. This is to help limit the spread of the virus.


Letter for employers - if self isolating or still experiencing Covid symptoms after isolation

The government have issued clear guidance not to contact your GP surgery for Fit notes regarding Covid-19 isolation or symptoms. Please print the following letter, tick the category the letter applies to and send to your employer.

letter re med 3 required by employer.pdf


ALL patients should register for the NHS APP to enable you to book telephone consultations, request prescriptions and view test results. The identification process can be done completely online - no need to visit the surgery to do this. For patients that are unable to use these online tools, and all self care measures have been exhausted (including your local pharmacist's advice) or you have a significant health concern, please call the surgery.


We will no longer be issuing printed prescriptions. All prescriptions will be sent electronically to your pharmacy to prevent footfall to the surgery. If you cannot download the NHS APP or have not been set up electronically with your pharmacy, you will be asked on the telephone for your nominated pharmacy so that your prescription can be sent to them electronically.

National Data Opt-out

If you have concerns regarding your NHS data or wish to opt out please visit or call 0300 3035678.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

Access & Parking

Easy disability access is available at the surgery entrance, as is a toilet for the disabled and baby changing facilities. 

Parking is available at nearby car parks, with reserved areas for the disabled at the entrance. 

(Site updated 03/08/2022)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
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