Please call NHS 111 if you have been:
- to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
- to other parts of China, including Macau & Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
If you meet the above criteria please DO NOT come to the surgery or go to a hospital or pharmacy. Please call NHS 111 immediately, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
This information was updated: 20.2.20.
Please note that some of our patients will be receiving telephone calls from Pharmacists who are working with and on behalf of our GPs to identify possible changes to medication, we will also soon be offering appointments with a pharmacist for medication reviews. These will be held at the surgery on a regular basis and are as an alternative to seeing a GP for the same reason.
It is not too late to have your flu vaccination, if you are over 65 or have certain long term medical conditions you are entitled to a free vaccination, please see the NHS website for more information about the 'at risk' category and eligibility for a free vaccination. Call our reception to book an appointment with our nursing team.
Please see the appointment page for details of how to make an appointment to see a doctor or nurse.
Welcome to the Wellbridge practice, Wool Surgery
"Traditional values, modern practice"
Wellbridge surgery in Wool aims to provide the highest quality healthcare to patients in the area. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
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. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
Within our local community, we aim to:
Treat and if possible cure disease, quickly, effectively, and economically.
Relieve suffering and promote well being in the sick, disabled and dying.
Promote the physical, mental, spiritual, and social well being of each individual.
Encourage everyone to be responsible for maintaining, and if possible improving, his or her own health. To assist this by educating and informing our patients appropriately. Attempt to reduce the overall incidence of disease and handicap, and increase the overall level of health and well being. Increase community awareness of what we can all do to improve health generally, and encourage and facilitate local initiatives, and encourage a health-promoting environment.
Duty of Candour (Being Open)
The Duty of Candour has been introduced as a direct result of the Francis Inquiry Report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which recommended that a statutory “duty of candour” be imposed on all healthcare providers, which defined “Openness”, “Transparency” and “Candour”.
To this end, we at The Wellbridge Practice will:
- Acknowledge, apologise and explain when things go wrong;
- Carry out investigations into incidents affecting Patient Safety;
- Provide support for those involved in the incident (patients & staff) to cope with the physical & emotional impact.
- Reassure patients, families & carers that lessons learned will prevent patient safety incidents happening in the future.
(Site updated 20/02/2020)