Wellington Medical Centre

Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8BD

New Evening and Weekend GP Services

This is a new initiative across Somerset whereby patients can make appointments at extended times (up until 8pm at night Monday-Friday and on Saturday mornings) at other practices across the local area. Practices working together to deliver extended access to appointments are listed on the poster below.

Appointment types will vary, some being face to face and some on the ‘phone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. They may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe.

To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate (as we hope to be able to meet your needs by offering an appointment with your usual GP) and cover all the relevant information (and consent) that we need to before we book an appointment for you. Further information is shown below.

Retiring Fax Machine 24th October

Please note, we will no longer use our fax machine from 24th October. If you need to send something to us, please use the email address on our contact page instead.

Flu Clinic 12th Oct Moved to 19th Oct

Due to vaccine manufacturing delay, we have cancelled the flu clinic on Saturday 12th October. If you had an appointment on 12th October, you have been booked into the same appointment time on Saturday 19th October. If you cannot attend on Saturday 19th, please cancel and re-book your appointment online through Patient Access or the NHS App, or call 01823 663551 and choose option 4.

Flu Vaccination Appointments Available

We are now taking bookings for influenza vaccinations for eligible patients over the age of 18. You can book an appointment online if you have Patient Access or the NHS App. Alternatively, call 01823 663551 and ask a patient services advisor to book an appointment for you. To find out if you are eligible, please click here.

Telephone Queue Buster

On Tuesday 30/7/19, we activated a new feature on our telephone system. At busier times, you will be given the option to receive a callback instead of waiting in the queue. If you choose to use this feature, we will call you back when you’re at the front of the queue. You may still choose to hold as normal.

This means you won’t have to hold your phone to your ear for the duration of the queue in case your call is answered and we will pay for the return call instead of you.

Telephone Fault

We currently have an issue with our telephone system supplier. If your call is not answered, please try: Engage Consult – through our website, Online Appointment Booking (through patient access or other third party software) or visit the surgery.

The telephone system is working as normal now. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Planned Upgrade

Our computer and appointment system will be unavailable between 1pm and 3pm on Tuesday 21st May due to a planned system upgrade. Please be aware, we will be unable to book or cancel any appointments during this time.

New Automatic Blood Pressure Machine

We have a new automatic blood pressure machine in the Health Promotion room. Please follow the nearby instructions when using this machine (take 3 readings, 1 minute apart, fully complete the form and post it in reception).

Flu Vaccination Appointments Now Available

We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations for eligible patients over the age of 18. Please contact reception on 01823 663551 to arrange an appointment, alternatively you can book a flu appointment on patient access. To find out if you are eligible, please click here.

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.