Newsletter from Sawtry Wellside Surgery


Covid Booster Vaccinations

Thank you to all those pts who chose to attend one of our practice based Covid/Flu clinics.  If you are eligible and still need to have your covid booster, please contact 119 or go online at to book an appointment.

Annual Flu Vaccinations

If you are eligible for flu vaccination but have not yet had yours, please contact us on 01487 830340 to book an appointment with one of our practice nursing team.

Additional Appointments Available for Our Patients

At the time of writing this, the first weekend of out of hours appointments being provided at the Alconbury hub has just taken place.  The clinic was fully booked and we were pleased that many of these appointments were used by our patients.      Appointments at the hub can be booked via our reception team.  You can request an out of hours appointment if this is more convenient, alternatively you might find that we offer you an out of hours appointment if we are unable to offer you an appointment at the practice due to the pressures of demand.  

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough General Practice Response to the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care Thérèse Coffey’s Statement around GP Access – September 2022

General Practice nationally is facing unprecedented pressures, these are not always being well reported to patients via the media.  Unfortunately we are no exception to this current situation.  Our Local Medical Committee has put together a helpful document to help patients understand what is happening in the local area.  You can access a copy of this here – GP-Access-September-2022-Poster.pdf (  I would like to assure you that we are working extremely hard to ensure that patients are provided with the services they need.

Hospital Appointments

We are aware that our colleagues in secondary care are also working under exceptional pressures.  As a result, there can be considerable delay between being referred and getting an appointment.  If you need to get in touch to chase up an appointment please use the numbers below:

Hinchingbooke Hospital – 01480 847444

Peterborough City Hospital – 01733 673555

Seasonal Opening Hours

Friday 23rd December – open as usual
Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve – Closed
Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day – Closed
Monday 26th December – Boxing Day – Closed
Tuesday 27th December – Bank Holiday – Closed
Wednesday 28th December – open as usual
Thursday 29th December – open as usual
Friday 30th December – open as usual
Saturday 31st December – New Year’s Eve – Closed
Sunday 1st January – New Year’s Day – Closed
Monday 2nd January – Bank Holiday – Closed
Tuesday 3rd January – open as usual

During this period, please submit your repeat prescription requests in plenty of time and remember to allow at least two working days for your request to be processed.

On behalf of us all here at Wellside Surgery, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our patients, and their friends and families, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best Regards,
Mrs Claire Wright
Practice Manager
Wellside Surgery, Sawtry
Tel: 01487 830340

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