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Covid Vaccination Programme - Update 15.01.21


Dear Patients,


We have been waiting for confirmation of our vaccination programme. We have not wanted to inform you of possible plans that may subsequently be changed at very short notice, potentially increasing anxiety.

We are currently expecting to start our vaccination programme next Wednesday at a local hub. Even now there is no absolute guarantee of vaccine arrival but we are optimistic.

You will receive an invitation from the NHS to book an appointment either via text, phone call or if we have no other contact details letter. You cannot make an appointment without an invitation and there will be a strict prioritisation with which we have to comply.

If you have a mobile please have it in use and check that the contact details we have for you are up to date. This is by far the most reliable method of appointment booking however we fully understand that for some patients this will not be a possibility so they will be contacted by other means.

During the period of vaccination it is likely that our services will be considerably restricted so please bear with us whilst we get underway but we remain open for significant illness and concerns.

The process of mass vaccination will take several months but if you fall within a priority group you will be called when it is your turn.


Dr Charlotte Archer

Thank you

We would like to say a huge thankyou to the very many kind people who have offered their time to support the A1 Primary Care Network in its delivery of the local covid vaccination programme to the patients of Alconbury & Brampton, Buckden & Little Paxton, Kimbolton , Wellside and Almond Road Surgeries. 


We have been overwhelmed by your responses and have signed many of you up to help with our first clinics. 


If we have not been in touch yet please don’t be disheartened whilst we concentrate our efforts on getting the essential vaccine launched for our patients most at risk as a priority.


We will be in touch with everyone shortly to collate details of availability going forward as your help plays an essential part in us delivering this service to patients in the coming months. 


Thank you for your ongoing support and patience. ‘We appreciate it immensely.

Wellside Surgery

Wellside Surgery provides medical care to approximately 7500 patients living in Sawtry and the surrounding villages.  We also provide dispensing services to patients who live more than one mile away from their nearest pharmacy. 

A surgery has existed on the current site for over 30 years.  The practice is housed in a purpose built premises which has been extended over time to accommodate and keep up with the needs of our practice population.

The present partnership is comprised of six GPs supported by a comprehensive integrated team including Practice Manager – Mrs Claire Wright, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistant, Receptionists, Dispensers, Administrators and Medical Secretary. 


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The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self-care.

If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required at your GP Practice, you simply click on the "request an appointment" button.

Once the request has been submitted, you will then be contacted by the Practice Team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker).

The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member prior to your appointment.

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