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.
The following are two accredited online education programmes for people with type 2 diabetes:
My Type Two Diabetes - is suitable for all newly diagnosed people with type 2 diabetes. Visit their website here for further information.
Healthy Living Programme - Healthy Living is a free online NHS service for people living with type 2 diabetes. It provides knowledge and information that will support you to manage your condition. Visit their website here for further information.
Speak to the Neighbourhood Health Coaching Team today if you feel you are ready to make healthy lifestyle changes but don’t know where to start.
You may want to talk to your health coach about a range of subjects connected to your health goals including:
Further details are also available on our PCN Services page here.
Across Somerset the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may will also contact patients directly.
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.
We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with Luson Surgery, Wellington Medical Practice and Lister House Partnership, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
See more about the vaccination programme in Somerset, including the vaccination services: Somerset CCG
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)