16.10.18 – Wifi arrives at the Wells Health Centre

SKY have won the contract to supply GP surgeries with wifi access for their patients. We are all set-up and you can start using it now when you are at the surgery; you will need to connect to the network called ‘NHS Wi-fi’. There is a simple once-only registration process you need to do the first time you use the wifi network. After that your phone will remember the connection for any subsequent visits to the surgery you might make.

If any of our patients have already got a SKY The Cloud account you can use your log-in details to access the network.

 

08.10.18 – Social care and support guide

If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, please use this >>  link  <<  which explains your options and where you can get support.

05.10.18 – One Main Concern starts soon!

In order to ensure that our patients get the right help when they need it we are starting our One Main Concern campaign on October 8th – you may have seen the recent article in wellsvoice on this subject. For a safe, effective and timely appointment please raise your ONE main concern with your Health Care Practitioner.

So that we can direct you to the right health care professional our reception team will be asking patients for their One Main Concern when they contact us to book an appointment. Please be prepared before calling or visiting the practice.

It is possible that the best care will be for the patient to go the pharmacist or to visit an optician. For those patients who feel they need to be seen at the surgery we will take all the relevant details and a member of our new ‘on the day’ team will call you back to discuss your One Main Concern.

 

 

 

03.10.18 – Additional Flu clinics – Aged 2 to 17 with Chronic condition

We now have more flu clinics to cover some of our other eligible patients. The clinics listed below are only suitable for our patients aged between 2 and 17 years old who have a chronic condition; asthma or other respiratory disease, a heart or kidney condition and diabetes are some examples of these conditions. For more information on eligibility please click here : NHS: Who Should Have the Flu Vaccination

Please note that if your child was due to have the Nasal Flu vaccine at school and missed it there will be catch-up clinics in the community, we cannot administer these vaccines at the surgery – please click here: NHS School aged Flu Vaccination programme for further information.

 

Clinic Dates and Times

Wednesday 10th October – 15:30 to 16:45
Thursday 11th October – 15:30 to 17:30
Tuesday 16th October – 15:15 to 16:00
Wednesday 17th October – 10:35 to 11:00

 

 

30.08.18 – New service for Contraceptive Coil (IUD) fitting at the surgery

We are pleased to announce that Dr Sarah Trotter has recently completed her training and has received her ‘Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques’ from the The Faculty of Sexual Health and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaelocologists.  This means that Dr Trotter is able to offer advice, guidance on all forms of intra uterine device (an IUD or better known as ‘the coil’) and she can also fit them here, at the surgery.

If you are interested in this form of contraception please contact the surgery and you will be booked to receive a telephone call from Dr Trotter during which she will discuss the matter with you. During the course of that conversation the next steps will be agreed and put into place – for example, if it’s appropriate Dr Trotter will book you into her next ‘coil fit’ clinic.

You can find out more information on contraception here: NHS Contraception Information

 

 

30.08.2018 – Flu Clinics start 22nd September

It’s that time of year again and we are now taking bookings for some of our flu clinics.

We are in the process of sending invitations to all of our patients aged 65 and over – i.e., those born before or on 31st March 1954. For these patients – and ONLY these patients – we have a specific clinic being held on 22nd September. We have to manage our clinics in line with the deliveries of the specific vaccines for each individual patient group that is eligible for a vaccine. You can now book appointments at this clinic either by using your online Patient Access account or by contacting the surgery on 01749 675665.

For all our other eligible patients we are holding clinics on 29th September and on 13th October. We will be sending out invitations to attend the surgery for your vaccine in the next few weeks.  For further information on eligibility please see: NHS Health Information