Welcome to Wellington Health Centre
In this practice we believe that it is our responsibility to help maintain people in good health rather than simply to treat them when they are ill. We also believe that if somebody is unhappy this has an important bearing on their physical health.
For these reasons we work as a team of doctors, nurses, health visitors and counsellors. We link to the local community-based psychiatric teams, other support teams, drug dependency groups, alcohol support services and social services.
We audit our work frequently and honestly and try to improve our performance. We like to listen to patients’ suggestions and change our practice accordingly. We also believe that it is our role to act as a patient’s advocate to ensure that he is treated justly and according to his needs within the broad NHS system
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.
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Autumn Newsletter (Sept 2014)
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Outlined in this edition is information on: Extended Hours, Flu Vaccinations, Practice Changes, Smoking Cessation Advice and NHS Health Checks.
Flu Season 2014/2015
If you receive a flu invitation letter, are over 65, pregnant, a carer or in one of the at risk groups below you may be entitled for a flu vaccination once Flu Season Arrives.
Priority will be given to those all patients aged 'Over 65' and those 'At-Risk'.
At Risk Groups:
The following is a list of the common at risk groups that qualify for a flu jab.
- Chronic Heart Disease [CHD]
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [COPD]
- Chronic Neurological Disease [i.e.. stroke, TIA]
- Children aged between 2 and 4 Years.
Appointments are available now to be booked ahead from the week commencing 22nd September 2014.
The practice will also be running specific walk-in flu only clinics every Tuesday and Friday between 10-11am with the Practice Nurse.
Patients that are housebound will be visited by our District Nurses.
For more information on Season Flu please see: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Reminder: Priority for seasonal flu is given to patients aged 'over 65' and those 'at-risk' first.
SystmOnline - Patient Online Services
SystmOnline a web‑based service that is available for our patients (or nominated users) which is linked to our clinical system. It allows patients to:
The SystmOnline App can be used on:
mobile phones and tablets running the Android operating system
It is listed on Apple's App Store and on the Google Play Store (search for "SystmOnline") and is available to download for free.
Please bring photographic ID into the practice, show the receptionists, and they will give you a printout with all the details you require.
Please then use this link to ACCESS SYSTMONLINE SERVICES
*Please note: any personal data patients require to submit for ordering prescriptions, downloading forms, managing appointments or applying to register with the practice via this website may be handled by a third party.
Summary Care Records
Summary Care Records contain details of your key health information – medications, allergies and adverse reactions. They are accessible to authorised healthcare staff in A&E Departments throughout England and can support better, safer prescribing of medication for patients by providing up-to-date information on your allergies, previous adverse reactions and medications. Patient care can be supported by healthcare staff having faster access to medical information and patients may not be required to repeat information to different NHS staff treating them. You will be asked for your permission before anyone looks at your Summary Care Record except in the case of an emergency where you are unable to give permission, e.g. if you are unconscious.
You can choose whether to have a Summary Care Record. If you would like one, you do not need to do anything. It will happen automatically. If you do not want a Summary Care Record, collect a form from reception or print off a form from the website below, fill it in and hand it in at reception. Your records will then be updated to reflect your decision.
For further information go to http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk/
Statement of Intent
Over 60% of GP surgeries in England have already implemented this and 64% of patients nationally now have a Summary Care Record.
We are working with our local IT Projects team to enable Summary Care Records by the end of March 2015. This will happen shortly. When we are given the precise date, we will update this page to let you know.
(Site updated 08/10/2014)