We're here for you evenings and weekends
To book appointments at these times, contact your GP practice
GP Extended Hours Appointments from 1st October 2022
The way GP services are provided on evenings, weekends and bank holidays is changing across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.
From Saturday 1 October 2022, the extended access number of 01952 661199 will cease and you will be able to book appointments for evenings and weekends with the reception team here at Wellington. All calls are triaged by a clinical streamer and ext hours apt will be offered if appropriate.
Appointments will be a mix of face-to-face, telephone and video.
'Extended hours' opening hours will provide additional evening and weekend sessions. These will include same day and pre-bookable appointments with a mixture of GP's, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
At Wellington, we will offer extended hours of access between 9.00am and 5.00pm on Saturdays. Appointments will be at Wellington Medical Practice. The Primary Care Network which comprises of, Wellington, Hollinswood & Priorslee Practices, and Dawley will offer appointments Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am to 5.00pm and some Sundays.
For further information, please view the NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin website or speak with our practice staff who will be happy to help.
Core Weekday Open and Close Times
|Saturday - Prebooked only
GP Out of Hours Service (NHS 111)
NHS 111 takes calls when the GP surgery is closed.
NHS 111 service to take calls out-of-hours across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire
Patients across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire who need urgent out-of-hours medical help or advice will need to call 111.
The NHS 111 service will replace the current out-of-hours GP telephone access service provided by Shropdoc in line with national policy to provide a consistent, integrated approach to urgent care; but any patients that need to see a Clinician out-of-hours will still be seen by a local GP or other appropriate clinician.
NHS 111 is much more than a helpline - if you're worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser. Depending on the situation, the 111 team can connect you to a generalist and specialist nurses, or even a GP or pharmacist, and can arrange face-to-face appointments should you need one. It is free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
There is also a new ‘ASK NHS’ app that has been designed that provides improved access to NHS 111 and other local NHS services. Advice is delivered by the virtual Clinician ‘Olivia’ and she takes you through the steps of the symptom checker which can result in the booking of a GP appointment, access to NHS choices, a call back from a clinical expert or access to self-care.
You can download the ‘Ask NHS’ app via Google Play (for Android phones) or Apple App Store (for iPhones).
NHS 111 service
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.