COVID Vaccination

We have started to invite eligible patients for their COVID-19 vaccinations. Please do not call us to enquire about this vaccine, we are working as fast and as hard as we can to vaccinate everyone eligible. If you have queries about your eligibility, please email us at wellington.practice@nhs.net where we can review and reply without impacting our already busy phone lines.

Flu 2020

We have been doing things a little differently this year with regards to our flu vaccination programme. The majority of our eligible patients have been vaccinated at two highly successful combined clinics with The Cambridge Practice using a barcode system in which a letter was posted out to patients from mid August.

For the remaining patients who have not yet been vaccinated, you are now able to book appointments to see our Nurse & Healthcare Assistant for the flu jab and the barcoded letter isn’t required.

Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.
However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:

  • Anyone aged 65 and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • Children and adults with weakened immune systems

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it’s recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.

You can find more information here

Child Flu

We have now contacted all parents/carers of eligible children for the nasal flu vaccination. Please call us on 01252 335460 to arrange an appointment with our Nurse.

EPS4- New Prescription Services

Wellington Practice is now EPS4 live – this means that you can choose to have your prescription sent to the NHS Spine, so it will be available to any Pharmacy of your choice for them to download so you don’t need to visit the surgery and it won’t affect your usual Pharmacy nomination.

For example, we may opt to send your prescription in this way if you are unable to get an item due to stock availability at your usual pharmacy – so you don’t need to change your nomination, because it’s just a one off, making it easier for you to control. You will need your NHS number to hand to show the Pharmacy of your choice so they can access your prescription.

If you don’t usually have a nominated Pharmacy, your prescription will be sent to the NHS Spine – please visit your chosen Pharmacy as normal and present your NHS number. The Pharmacy will be able to access your prescription. You are not tied down to a Pharmacy with this service.

Electronic Prescriptions are beneficial as we are able to track their progress in the supply chain with more ease. It also means you do not need to visit the surgery to physically collect a prescription – so it is a faster way to get your medication.