Welcome to Wheatfield Surgery
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Important Information regarding Coronavirus
The NHS in Bedfordshire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
- Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country
Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the GP practice and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
We had our CQC inspection in August 2019. We were rated as Requires Improvement. Please see link to CQC inspection report below. Please be assured that we have taken this rating seriously and have rectified all actions identified in the report
CQC Rating - Requires Improvement
Please find a copy of our patient newsletter here
There are designated disabled car-parking bays outside the surgery, the surgery is all on one level so the whole building is accessible for wheelchair users. There are specific toilet facilities for patient's who have a disability.
Wheatfield Surgery is an Accredited Training Practice
The surgery is an accredited training practice for doctors who want to specialise as a GP. Our GP registrars are fully qualified doctors who have several years of hospital experience. They are attached to the Practice for periods of 6 to 12 months and provide the same range and standard of care as the other doctors in the Practice team. The consultations of GP registrars are sometimes videoed for training purposes. We always ask your permission beforehand and the recording will only take place if you agree to this and provide your written consent.
Statement of Intent
We offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary information from their records relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions.
Statement of Purpose
View our Statement of Purpose here
Statement of Purpose
Protected Learning Days
The surgery will close at 2:00pm every 6 weeks for protected learning. If you require medical help when the surgery is closed please call 111
SystmOne Online - How to register for SystmOnline (if you require this in another language, please let us know)
Appointments Online - Login here
Ordering Medication Online - Order here
(Site updated 21/02/2020)