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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.

  • Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine Apr 9, 2021
    New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

    This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

    The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. They have recommended that:

    • Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they have had a blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis (blood clotting)
    • People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.
    • People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)

    Please click here for further information

  • Apr 7, 2021

    We are experiencing a very high volume of calls today. Please be patient with our reception team who are doing their best to answer your call as quickly as possible.

    If you are able to do so, please use our eConsult service .The eConsult service is available 24/7 and will be responded to by the end of the next working day. Our aim is to complete these same-day, however dependent upon demand, this is not always possible.

    We ask for patients not to email us with urgent communication or for requests to book face to face or telephone appointments. This email account is not monitored on a regular basis and our admin team may not respond to these types of queries.

    Thank you for your continued patience.

  • COVID Vaccination Clinic Update Mar 25, 2021

    If you had your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine (NOT Pfizer) at Woolpit Health Centre between the 4th January and 1st February ONLY and you have NOT had your second dose invitation via SMS, please contact us via email at WSCCG.Woolpit@nhs.net.

    Please do not phone the Health Centre as we are currently experiencing a large volume of telephone calls.

  • COVID Vaccination Bookings Mar 23, 2021
    We have been made aware that some patients have been sent a text message from our vaccination system advising that an appointment has been cancelled from Janaury & February 2021.
    As the vaccination system only allows us to invite a maximum number of patients, we have had to manually delete old invites (attended/non-attended) to free up capacity. This has not affected your vaccination record within the clinical system.
    We apologise for any confusion that this has caused.
  • COVID Vaccination Update Mar 19, 2021
    If you had your first dose of your COVID vaccine at Woolpit Health Centre between the 4th and the 10th January 2021 and have NOT had your second dose invitation via SMS, please contact us via email at WSCCG.Woolpit@nhs.net.
    Please do not phone as we are currently experiencing a large volume of telephone calls.
  • Pharmacy Delivery Van Mar 3, 2021

     

    Keep an eye out for our new pharmacy delivery van!!!

     

  • Later Life Community Connect Service Mar 3, 2021
    Thanks to the support of Suffolk Community Foundation, a new support service for older people in Suffolk launched on Monday 8th February 2021. Later Life Community Connect is a single point of access telephone support line with a person at the end of the phone. This service is available between 10am– 2pm, seven days a week on 01284 334516 and are offering the following services:
    – One local number for all later life concerns
    – Supportive, friendly voice at the end of the phone
    – Supported handover with other organisations
    – Regular welfare calls with trained volunteers 7 days a week –  (10am – 2pm)
    -Regular and agreed follow-up calls from Later Life Community to the individual to check their wellbeing and if they have any other needs or require further advice

    Different from the Information & Advice Service Age UK Suffolk previously provided, this is based on a person centric model with open-ended questions and a listening ear. This service is about working collaboratively to ensure that the caller gets the support that is needed. Later Life Community strive to become the advocate for older people in Suffolk and offering support and advice.

    LLC Connect Poster

  • SNEE NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service Mar 3, 2021

    Suffolk and North East Essex have launched a COVID-19 Vaccine website which provides a range of information about the vaccination roll out, links to local networks and organisations and a detailed set of FAQs.  There is also information about the vaccination centres and sites across Suffolk and North East Essex with local case studies and sites, including maps highlighting their location. For further details , please click here

  • COVID 19 Vaccination Transport Feb 22, 2021

    The Voluntary Network provides Community Transport across West Suffolk, offering services to patients who may be struggling to find transport in order to attend a vaccination appointment.

    The Voluntary Network have introduced a number of health and safety measures to ensure that both passengers and staff are kept safe.  All vehicles are fitted with driver screens, appropriate facemasks and PPE is worn and all journeys are pre booked to ensure that social distancing is maintained.

    Please click here to visit their website or contact the booking line Monday to Friday 8am until 4pm on 01638 664304 for further information.

  • Diabetes Online Treatment Programme Feb 17, 2021

    People concerned about developing Type 2 diabetes have until 31 March to assess their risk and join a free online programme to help them reduce their chances of developing the condition.

    This route onto the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) has been developed by NHS England to allow people to refer themselves onto the course without the need to see a GP first.

    12% of the total adult population in Suffolk and north east Essex are estimated to be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but the disease can be prevented with a few simple lifestyle changes.

    The NDPP has had huge success nationally. It works with people as individuals and helps them choose a healthy diet to suit them and a manageable exercise routine that will work around the rest of their day-to-day commitments.

    Check your risk using the DiabetesUK Know Your Risk Tool before it’s too late. Type 2 diabetes is a deceptively dangerous condition.

    https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/Know-your-risk-dtc/

    If you do require a referral , you may require details of your recent HbA1c blood test result. Please contact our reception team for this information.

Our Privacy Notice can be found here: Privacy Notice COVID-19 Privacy Notice | Data Provision Notice GPES Data for Pandemic Planning & Research (COVID-19)

Our Data Protection Officer is: Sara Taylor

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