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Upwell Health Centre
Townley Close, Upwell, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE14 9BT
Practice:          01945 773671

Pharmacy:       01945 774934
Fax:                  01945 773152

Our Services and Clinics


Treatment and Clinic Rooms

Our practice nursing team provide a wide range of services. These include cervical smears, dressings, immunisations, blood tests, and ear syringing.


We hold a daily Phlebotomy clinic each morning for blood tests.  Please telephone reception to make an appointment. 


We request that all new patients have a health check with our nurses. They are trained to give advice on a wide range of health issues including weight problems, raised blood pressure and prevention of heart disease.


Each year we carry out a flu vaccination campaign. We recommend that all people suffering from heart disease, lung disease (including asthma), diabetes, kidney failure or those on drugs that reduce the body's resistance to infection should be immunised against influenza every year. The campaign starts in October annually. If you feel you come into one of these categories then contact us early in October to arrange your appointment.


The nursing team runs clinics for,  diabetes and respiratory clinics for asthma, COPD and spirometry. We also run a travel advice and vaccination clinic.




Travel Vaccinations

Please note that currently we do not give complex travel vaccinations. If you are going away to more than ONE country you will need to contact a local travel vaccination clinic provider. If you are only going away to one country please complete the usual form. For travel vaccinations please complete and return the request form or you can collect it from reception as soon as you know you need travel vaccinations/advice. For any advice on this matter please contact us via telephone or email.



Please note that if anyone other than the parents brings a child for any immunisation, they must bring with them a letter, signed by the parent, giving consent for the immunisation.  If the nurse does not have parental consent, they will be unable to give the immunisation.


Family Planning, Contraception and Emergency Contraception

The Doctors/Nurse Practitioners and Nurses provide a comprehensive family planning clinic, including 'the pill', the fitting of coils, caps and the insertion and removal of implants. The so-called "morning after pill" is also available NB: It may be effective up to three days later. However in all cases the sooner the better, please come to the Health Centre or telephone for advice.


Minor Surgery

Minor surgery is carried out in the Health Centre by all the Doctors, thus saving you the time and inconvenience of going to hospital.


Minor Injury

The Health Centre is fully equipped to deal with minor injuries


Antenatal Clinics
These are run every  Thursday by the Community Midwife.


Pre-Conceptual Care (planning a healthy pregnancy)

If you are planning to start a family, our midwife holds pre-conception clinics to ensure that your physical health is at its best. You will receive practical advice on diet, rubella, breast feeding, stopping contraception, folic acid supplement and be able to discuss any anxieties that you have about pregnancy and labour. Please telephone or call in at reception to book an appointment.


Diabetic Clinic
This is run weekly by the nursing team. The Dietician is available by appointment to give dietary advice. All diabetic patients are seen by invitation twice a year to be screened for complications and to have their control checked.


INR (Warfarin) Clinics

We run a number of clinics for patients to attend to have their anti-coagulation treatment reviewed.



We  have an NHS Physiotherapist working at Upwell Health Centre. Access to this services is through the Doctor/Nurse Practitioner.


Other Services

We continue to bring in services to ensure that they are available and provided locally. As such we have:


Mrs Jane Howlett SRCh D.Pod.M providing private chiropody treatment, please ask for details at reception.


A Registered Osteopath, working here half a day a week. If you would like to see him then telephone

01366 – 383840. Unfortunately his services are not available on the NHS.


On the second monday of each month West Norfolk Hearing Support Service hold a drop in clinic for hearing aid repairs, replacement of batteries etc 1.00-3.00pm


On the 1st Wednesday of each month West Norfolk Carers hold a clinic from 2.00pm-4.00pm to provide advice and support to anyone who is a carer. 


Dental Surgery

A Dental Surgeon, Dr David Rattray BMed Sci (Hons) BDS Newcastle MFGDP (UK) RCS Eng provides a comprehensive range of dental care, and is located within the health centre. The dental surgery is a separate practice and all enquiries and requests for appointments should be made by contacting them direct, their telephone number is 01945 772121.

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