About the Wellbrook Medical Centre
The Wellbrook Medical Centre is a three partner practice currently providing General Medical Services to over 10400 patients. We aim to provide the highest quality of Primary Healthcare to all of our patients with compassion, care and skill. The practice is committed to Health Promotion, Disease management and Prevention. We offer our services from our modern, well organised and friendly practice.
This website has been produced to help you make the best use of the services we provide and to introduce you to some of the people who provide them for you.
For more information on the practice please see our Practice Booklet.
Staying Healthy in cold weather
Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. In this special edition of Your Health, NHS Choices explains why it's important to look after yourself, especially during the winter, please click on the following link for all the information you may need: Stay well this winter
Visit your pharmacy first
Everyone can go to their pharmacist for free advice or to buy a medication for a minor ailment.
Your pharmacist can also help you decide whether you need to see a doctor or if self treatment is enough. They may suggest a treatment that you can purchase from the pharmacy or receive for free through the ‘Pharmacy First‘ scheme if you qualify*. Most pharmacies are open throughout the day and there are some that are also open until midnight and at weekends.
If you qualify for free prescriptions you could receive free treatment from your local participating community pharmacist for the following conditions without having to see your GP (Participating GPs and pharmacies – PDF);
- Athlete’s foot
- Bacterial conjunctivitis
- Dental pain
- Hay fever
- Head lice
- Insect bites/stings
- Sore throat
If you do pay for your prescriptions, then the cost of the medicine(s) should be much less than the current prescription charges.
Accountable Named GP for all Patients
As part of our GP contract all of our patients have been allocated a named accountable GP.
Your named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. They will also work with other relevant health and care professionals, who are involved in your care, to ensure that your care meets your individual needs.
You do not need to see your named GP for every appointment at the surgery. You are able to see any doctor and this will not affect the care that you are given.
If you would like to know who your named GP is, please ask at the reception desk next time you visit the surgery.
There are many different services available locally for our community. We have listed just a few but please click on the link below for more:
- Chiropody & Podiatry
- Handy Van & Safer Homes
- Young Persons Centre
- First Steps - Eating Disorders
Please click here to find out more about our Local Services >>>>>>>>
Do you need transport for your appointments?
Please click here to find out more about the Transport Services >>>>>>>>
(Site updated 16/01/2018)