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.

  • 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.


    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.

  • COVID Vaccination Clinic – Sunday 7th February Feb 5, 2021
    Our COVID vaccination clinic will be open on Sunday 7th February however we are aware of a weather warning for this date. We would ask that you take into account local conditions on the day and consider whether it is safe for you to travel to your vaccination appointment.
    If you are unable to attend or if you are not happy to travel during inclement weather, then the practice will be aware that you have not attended and will be in contact with you as soon as possible to rebook your appointment.
    Please do not attend the site if you have not received a letter or a text message invite.
  • How was it for you? Feb 2, 2021

    We want to hear about your experience of getting the COVID-19 Vaccination.

    The NHS and others have been working hard to provide the vaccine for people in Suffolk and North East Essex. We would like to know your experience so that can make improvements where needed and learn for the future roll out of the vaccine.

    Scan this QR code or visit the website to complete the survey










    If you aren’t able to complete this online call for help 0800 389 6819


  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information Dec 9, 2020

    COVID-19 Vaccination for Eligible Adults

     COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to adults identified by the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) as being at highest risk of catching the disease and of suffering serious complication COVID-19. If you are eligible, a member of our team will be contacting you to book an appointment. We also require your consent for vaccination.

    This vaccination will be free of charge and our highest priority is delivering the vaccines to eligible patients as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

    Through vaccination of those at highest risk, we aim to help protect individuals from becoming unwell with the COVID-19 disease.

    A leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination is on the following link – please read:


    For women of childbearing age, please read the detailed guidance at:


    Early indications are that some vaccine recipients may experience a painful/heavy arm at the injection site and may feel tired, or have a mild fever for a couple of days. These are common side effects following vaccinations. If required, Paracetamol may help to reduce these effects and keep you as comfortable as possible following vaccination. Please read the product information for more details on the vaccine and possible side effects by searching Coronavirus Yellow Card.

    During the vaccination delivery, we will maintain the range of measures we have in place to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. Staff involved in administering the vaccine will be wearing personal protective equipment and will adhere to all infection prevention control measures.

    By arriving at the Heath Centre at your dedicated appointment time and providing your arm for vaccination when requested, you have consented to receiving the vaccine. This is implied consent. It is important to have read the information contained within the leaflet (link above). Thank you.

  • Flu Vaccinations – 65 and over Dec 1, 2020

    If you are aged 65 and over, you are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination. If you are still yet to receive your flu jab, please contact our reception team to book a appointment.

  • Important Notice Nov 1, 2020

    Please DO NOT visit the Health Centre if the following applies:

    • You (or anyone who lives with you) are suffering from a new and persistent cough and/or fever (37.8 degrees or higher) and/or have had a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell. If you have any of these symptoms please visit NHS 111 online for further guidance or call 119 to book a test.


    • You do not have a pre-booked appointment.

    The Reception team are no longer able to book appointments. Any new appointment requests will be triaged by a clinician over the telephone.

    You can find out more via the NHS website.

    Please ensure you check our social media accounts (facebook and twitter) and the news page on our website for the latest updates.

    Thank you.

  • Flu – 2nd Reminder Nov 1, 2020

    As per yesterday’s reminder, we will be unable to vaccinate any patients who do not bring their slip/letter along with them. We are also unable to vaccinate any patients who have not booked an appointment.

    We will implement a cut-off of 14:00 for patients to contact us for an additional copy of their invitation letter.

    Please do not attend the clinic site (BUUK Car Park) if you have not booked an appointment, or if you are not in possession of your letter/slip.

    We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

  • Flu – REMINDER Nov 1, 2020

    Please ensure you bring your invite letter (including barcode) along to the clinic on Saturday. Any patient who does not bring their letter along will NOT receive a vaccination. We need the physical copy and not a photograph of the barcode.

    If you have lost your letter, please get in touch with us or email the team on wsccg.woolpit@nhs.net and we can resend/reprint the letter.

    The address for the clinic is as follows:

    BUUK Infrastructure, Windmill Avenue, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9UP.Please do not arrive on the day if you have not booked an appointment in advance as we will not have any vaccines for you.

    Thank you.

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