Wellington Medical Centre

Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8BD

New Patients

People moving to the area

People moving into the area are welcome to register at this surgery. Please note that we only receive patients who are entitled to receive NHS treatment and whose permanent address lies within our practice catchment area. Please Click Here to see if you’re in the catchment area.

Registering as a patient

A “New Patient Registration Pack” is available from Reception which includes all you need to register with the Practice. You will need to live within our practice boundary to be eligible to join the practice and although this is not compulsory, we ask for two forms of proof of your identity to assist with reducing fraud within the NHS. A passport or driving licence with photo and a utility bill confirming your address are ideal.

You may request to be allocated to a particular named doctor and this is acceptable as long as that doctor is accepting new patients. If not, you will be allocated another doctor in the practice.

Doctors lists

Our patient services advisors will inform you which doctors’ lists are open and you may express a preference for registering with a particular doctor. We do our best to accommodate your wishes but please be aware that we cannot register you with a doctor whose list is closed. We do encourage families to use the same doctor where possible. We feel this to be in your best interest.

New patient health check

If you are a new patient, we would like to meet you. Please make an appointment with a Health Care Assistant to review your present health status.

If you require any medication prescribed by your previous GP, you will need to see your new doctor.

Named accountable GP for all patients

Practices are required to provide their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them.

As a patient, your named GP will also work with other relevant health and care professionals involved in your care, to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice if you choose to.

If you would like to know who your named GP is, have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please contact us on 01823 663 551 or email: [email protected]

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.
In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.