The doctors and staff at Wellington Medical Centre in Somerset are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centered healthcare. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery and childhood vaccinations.
May 14, 2021
You may be aware of NHS England’s press release today suggesting that GPs should return to seeing patients face to face.
To be clear, throughout the pandemic all of the clinical staff at Wellington Medical Centre have continued to see patients in person based on a clinically assessed need. During the pandemic we have had a duty to protect our patients and our staff. As such we have had to limit the number of patients coming into the building. In addition to face to face appointments, we have continued to have contact with patients by telephone, video call, or through our online consultation tool as well as home visiting when necessary. We have been incredibly busy providing the best clinical care we can under the circumstances and now face significant waiting times for patients due to the back log of work within the entire NHS.
Alongside providing primary care services to our patients we have also been co-ordinating the vaccination hub in Wellington with our local colleagues. The hub will soon have vaccinated the vast majority of over 50s in Wellington and the surrounding locality with both vaccines, as well as all those who reside in Residential and Nursing homes or are housebound. This is an amazing accomplishment and a massive benefit to the health of the local community. This has had a significant workload impact on ALL of our staff both clinical and non-clinical.
I would like to reassure you that as a patient here at Wellington Medical Centre you can expect the team to aim to provide the best care possible. However, for the foreseeable future this may NOT be in the same way as before the pandemic.
On behalf of the Doctors at WMC
Please click here to view the Somerset Covid Vaccination Programme, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We have now invited all of our eligible patients, including those aged 50-64.
If you are eligible for a flu vaccination but have not had the vaccination yet, please telephone the surgery to book an appointment as soon as possible. Our last scheduled clinic is this Saturday, the 12th December.
Wellington Medical Centre
The government announced this morning that people aged 50-64yrs will be able to receive a flu vaccination from Dec 1st. We are still awaiting full guidance and details of when we will receive the vaccines.
Once we have the necessary information, we will start to arrange clinics and contact eligible patients.
Please keep an eye on Facebook or our website for further information. The surgery is extremely busy at present, so we would appreciate if you did not telephone us in regards to this issue.
Wellington Medical Centre