Woolpit Health Centre

Telephone: 01359 240298
Address: Heath Road, Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9QU
Website: http://www.woolpithealthcentre.co.uk/index.html

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 ratings for this GP surgery


  • Dr Riches
  • Congratulations to Dr McCann


Welcome to Woolpit Health Centre

Appointment System

We are always happy to offer you an appointment when you feel it is necessary. When booking an appointment you have three options:

  1. The next available appointment with the doctor of your choice.
  2. An appointment on a day that is convenient to you with an available doctor
  3. If you feel your problem is too urgent to wait for one of the two above options we offer a Sit-and Wait surgery with a duty doctor. Our reception team will ask you to come to the Health Centre straight away and wait to see the doctor. Patients are seen in order of arrival and clinical urgency.

Also our nursing team offer the following services amongst many others:

  • Contraceptive Pill Checks for patients aged under 30
  • Dressings/Wound Checks
  • Injections
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Asthma Care
  • Diabetes Care
  • Travel Advice and Vaccinations
  • NHS Cardiovascular Health Checks 
Please ask reception if an appointment with a nurse would be suitable.
Phone Calls
The doctors and nurses deal with phone calls after their morning surgery. If you wish to speak to us please leave a message with reception. Please note we cannot guarantee that we will be able to ring you back the same day. 

Opening times

Reception times

Sunday Closed

Surgery times

Monday 07:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:3018:00 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:30 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Saturday 08:00 - 09:00
Sunday Closed

Out of hours

Please call NHS 111

Last verified on 31/03/2015

Additional information

On Easter Saturday - 4th April 2015 the Surgery will be open: - Pre-bookable appointments between 8-9am - Sit and Wait Surgery at 9 for problems that cannot wait until Tuesday 7th April. Please arrive at 9 am if you feel you need to be seen. We regret we cannot visit on Saturdays - please call NHS 111 if you feel you need a home visit.


  • Dr Tony Pearson
  • Dr Sonny Aung
  • Dr Richard J West MBE
  • Dr William Ridsdill Smith
  • Dr Alastair J Mc Coll
  • Dr Clare Davies
  • Dr Ben Spriggs
  • Dr Alison Shephard
  • Dr Benedict McCann
  • Dr Kate Riches

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

7 male and 3 female GPs

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is not available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is not available Order or view repeat prescriptions online
  • Online access to medical records is not available Online access to medical records
  • Online access to view test results is not available Online access to view test results

This GP does not currently offer online services. Find out more about accessing online services.

Data source: HSCIC

Latest news

Dr Riches

Dr Riches has now begun her maternity leave.

We wish her well and look forward to welcoming her back in the future.

Last updated on 31 March 2015.

Congratulations to Dr McCann

Ben McCann

We are pleased to announce that Dr Ben McCann, who some of you may know from his time here as a registrar will be joining the surgery as a full-time partner from August 2014.

Congratulations Ben.

Last updated on 29 April 2014.

Key facts

Would recommend the surgery

89.6% - Among the best

More on how we perform

We are currently accepting new patients

Please register during reception hours

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Latest reviews of this gp practice


As a patient of over forty yearsI have always found the partners and staff of Woolpit Health Centre friendly, helpful and able to help in...

18 November 2014

Reflections on my experience of the surgery .

I have been attending this surgery for 5 years and have been very impressed with the quality of care and excellent standard of management...

2 December 2013

Excellent facilities

I have been registered at Woolpit Health Centre for 4 years. The treatment I have received from the receptionists and the doctors has bee...

16 November 2013

Quality of service

My family and I have been patients at the Woolpit Health Centre for twenty-five years and in all that time I have never had a single reas...

23 August 2013

A very happy new patient

I have recently moved from Southampton to Woolpit and I'm very happy with the level of service here, compared to what I was experiencing ...

23 April 2013

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Last updated on 31 March 2015.

Information supplied by NHS West Suffolk CCG