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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.

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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 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:

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/941464/PHE_11843_Covid-19_guide_for_adults_leaflet.pdf

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

    www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination

    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.

    OR

    • 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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