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Welcome to Woolpit Health Centre

Based in the Suffolk village of Woolpit, the Health Centre aims to provide:

“the type of care that we would expect for ourselves and our own families.”

We provide services to over 14,000 patients who live in a practice area of 75 square miles of rural West Suffolk, straddling the A14, between Thurston in the west, and Haughley in the east.

We pride ourselves on the high standards of our care – we are holders of the Royal College of General Practitioners Practice Accreditation Award, a quality mark held by only 19 practices in the UK.

Our 6 GP partners and 4 non-partner GPs lead a multidisciplinary team of nurseshealth care assistants, pharmacists, midwives and district nurses all of whom are based in our purpose-built premises.

We are passionate about training the next generation of doctors – most of our current team have been trainees here in the past. Therefore as an accredited training practice we host Medical Students from the University of Cambridge, Foundation Doctors from the West Suffolk Hospital and GP Registrars from Ipswich and the West Suffolk Hospitals throughout the year.

We are a dispensing practice which means that we provide medications to all our patients who live over 1 mile from their nearest pharmacy.

Woolpit Health Centre is a ‘Research Active Practice’ – a part of the Primary Care Research Network, assisting with clinical research into how medications can be used to improve the health of our patients.

  • Supporting young people’s Mental Health Parent/ Carer Workshops Sep 23, 2021
    These free virtual workshops (Zoom) are designed to provide up to date advice and guidance on how parents and carers can support the young people in their life.

    Please click here for further information

  • *COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Programme* Sep 21, 2021
    We have been made aware that a text message has been sent from NHS England asking patients to contact their GP surgery to book an appointment for a COVID-19 booster vaccine.
    We are still in the process of organising our booster clinics and therefore, we kindly ask that patients do not call the surgery regarding a COVID-19 booster vaccine unless you have received a text message invite from Woolpit Health Centre.
    If you are eligible, you will be invited to get a booster vaccine when it is your turn, and at least six months after your second dose.
    Boosters will be given in the same order of priority as for the initial vaccine, as follows:
    1. Care home residents and staff
    2. People aged 80 and over, and frontline health and social care workers
    3. People aged 75 and over
    4. People aged 70 and over, and adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable
    5. People aged 65 and over
    6. Adults who are at higher risk from Covid-19, including people with heart and circulatory conditions
    7. People aged 60 and over
    8. People aged 55 and over
    9. People aged 50 and over
  • Drive Through Flu Vaccination Clinic for Patients aged 68 and over – Saturday 18th September – Reminder Sep 17, 2021
    We look forward to seeing you all at our Drive Through Flu Vaccination Clinic this Saturday 18th September being held at the following address:
     
    Woolpit Business Park, Synergy House Car Park (BUUK Infrastructure), , Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9UP.
     
    Please remember to
    – follow the signage on site and adhere to instructions given by marshals who will be carrying out checks and giving directions.
    – adhere to the time slot stated on your letter
    – bring your invitation letter/ tear off slip as proof of eligibility for the vaccination
    – wear a face covering
    – if you have received a COVID-19 vaccination in the past 7 days from tomorrows date, then unfortunately you will be unable to have your Flu Vaccination
     
    *PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS CLINIC IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 68 AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN INVITATION*
     
    We look forward to seeing you all then
  • Drive Through Flu Vaccination Clinic for Patients aged 68 and over – Saturday 18th September Sep 16, 2021
    We look forward to seeing you all at our Drive Through Flu Vaccination Clinic this Saturday 18th September being held at the following address:
    Woolpit Business Park, Synergy House Car Park (BUUK Infrastructure), , Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9UP.
    Please follow the signage on site and adhere to instructions given by marshals who will be carrying out checks and giving directions. Please stop for the marshals if they request you to do so. It would be very helpful if patients could arrive and depart in the direction of the flyover towards the A1088, which will help with traffic flow.
    Please ensure that you bring your invitation letter/ tear off slip as proof of eligibility for the vaccination and adhere to the time slot stated on your letter.
    Face coverings will need to be worn when receiving your vaccination.
    *PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS CLINIC IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 68 AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN INVITATION*
    Please note that if you have recently received your COVID-19 Vaccination within the past 7 days from Saturdays date, then unfortunately you will be unable to have your Flu Vaccination on Saturday.
    We look forward to seeing you all then
  • COVID Vaccination Clinic – Pfizer Clinic – First and Second Doses Sep 16, 2021

    Woolpit Health Centre will be holding a Pfizer clinic next Tuesday 21st September between 15.00 – 17.00.

    This clinic is open to the following cohort of patients:

    First Doses

    Patients in Cohort Groups 1 – 12

    Healthy 16- 18 year olds

    Children aged 12- 15 with specific underlying health conditions that put them at risk of severe COVID-19.

    Children and young people aged 12 years and over who are household contacts of persons (adults or children) who are immunosuppressed

    Second Doses

    Patients who are now due to receive their second dose.

    Please note that children aged 12-15 are only required to have one dose of vaccine.

    Eligible patients should have received a SMS text message invitation to this clinic. If you have not received a SMS invitation, please contact us via email at WSCCG.woolpit@nhs.net with your full name, date of birth and postcode as soon as possible.

  • COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Programme Sep 14, 2021
    Following today’s announcement regarding the COVID-19 Winter Planning, we are currently in the process of planning our COVID-19 Booster Programme whilst awaiting further guidance from the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation).
    We are currently experiencing an extremely high volume of calls and therefore we ask patients to not telephone the Health Centre to enquire when you are likely to receive your booster vaccine.
    If you are aged 68 and over, we would encourage you to attend our Drive through Flu Vaccination Clinic being held this Saturday 18th September. This is to ensure that patients have a gap of at least 7 days in-between receiving a Flu vaccination and a COVID Booster vaccination. If you have contacted us to cancel your invitation to our drive through flu clinic on Saturday, alternative clinics will be arranged at a later date dependent on vaccine availably and delivery.
  • Shingles Vaccination Sep 13, 2021

    We are now offering Shingles Vaccinations to patients aged 70-79 years. Appointments are bookable online via Patient Access or by contacting our reception team.

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations for Unpaid Carers Sep 13, 2021

  • Practice Closure – Thursday 16th September Sep 8, 2021

    From 12:30 to 18:30 on Thursday 16th September, this practice will be closed for important clinical education and training purposes.

    Emergency cover will be provided, please telephone 111 to access these services:

    • Telephone triage
    • Face-to-face appointments at Drovers House in Bury St Edmunds or Unity Healthcare (Greenfields Way), Haverhill

    Our Pharmacy will be open as usual until 18.30.

     

  • August Bank Holiday Information Aug 22, 2021
    The Practice will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 30th August. We will re-open at the usual time of 8am on Tuesday 31st August.
    If you require urgent medical advice whilst we are closed, please call 111, or in an emergency please phone 999.

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