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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.

  • *COVID Vaccination Update* Jun 9, 2021
    We still have limited appointments available for first and second vaccinations here at Woolpit Health Centre for this Thursday 10th June (AstraZeneca Clinic) and Friday 11th June (Pfizer Clinic).
    If you are yet to respond to the text invite, we encourage you to do so. If you do not have a mobile number and have not yet received an invitation from us, please email WSCCG.Woolpit@nhs.net.
    If you wish to decline the vaccine, please follow the text message link to do so.
    We thank you for your continued support and co-operation.
  • COVID Vaccination Update Jun 7, 2021
    If you had your first dose of the Pfizer or the AstraZeneca vaccine at Woolpit Health Centre and you believe that you are due to receive your second dose and you have NOT received an invitation via SMS, please contact us via email at WSCCG.Woolpit@nhs.net.
    If you have received a text message invite to one of our clinics and you do not wish to receive a vaccination, you can choose to decline your invitation by selecting the ‘decline’ option and selecting a reason for opting out.
  • Late May Bank Holiday Information May 28, 2021
    The Practice will be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 31st May. We will re-open at the usual time of 8am on Tuesday 1st June.
    If you require urgent medical advice whilst we are closed, please call 111, or in an emergency please phone 999.
  • Pfizer COVID Vaccine May 12, 2021
    If you had your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine (NOT AstraZeneca) at Woolpit Health Centre and you believe that you are due to receive your second dose and you have NOT received an invitation via SMS, please contact us via email at WSCCG.Woolpit@nhs.net.
    If you have received a text message invite to one of our clinics and you do not wish to receive a vaccination, you can choose to decline your invitation by selecting the ‘decline’ option and selecting a reason for opting out.
  • eConsult Service Apr 30, 2021

    The eConsult service will now only be available Monday to Fridays.

    If you require urgent medical advice during the weekend,  please call 111, or in an emergency please phone 999.

  • Drive Through COVID Vaccination Clinic Sunday 25th April 2021 Apr 23, 2021
    We look forward to seeing you all at our Drive Through COVID vaccination clinic this Sunday 25th April at Synergy House Car Park (BUUK Infrastructure), Woolpit Business Park, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9UP.
    Please follow the yellow signage on site for ‘COVID Rapid Testing’ 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.
    Please ensure that you bring your invitation letter or text message with you, along with your completed Appendix A form. If you have received a text message invitation, forms will be available on the day for you to complete. *PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS CLINIC UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN INVITATION*
    If you are due to receive your second vaccine on Sunday, please ensure that you bring your vaccination card along with you.
    Please email WSCCG.Woolpit@nhs.net if you have any queries regarding our drive through clinic on Sunday.
  • 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 a history of particularly rare disorders where they have had a blood clot associated with a low platelet count (thrombocythaemia) or heparin-induced thrombocythaemia. If you are unclear please discuss this with your doctor.
    • 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.)
    • It is important to note that a history of blood clots (or an increased tendency to blood clots) is not a contraindication to receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

    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.

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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