Welcome to Westlands Medical Centre
We want to provide you with the very best in family medicine.
We have an extensive team of highly experienced doctors, nurses and administrators.
Our ethos is that 'Everyone does their best, for every patient, every time.'
We are open
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the Practice is currently facing extremely high demand for its services. We want to keep our patients and staff safe during this time.
If you have spoken to a clinician and it has been agreed for you to come to the Practice for an appointment please go to Patient Self Check-In machine near the front door. We would ask that you wear a face covering. If you do not have a face covering, please remain outside of the building, ring the bell and a member of staff will come and assist you.
For urgent healthcare needs please complete the ‘Urgent Appointment or Healthcare Need’ form. For routine healthcare needs please complete the ‘Non-Urgent Appointment or Healthcare Need’ form. Both of these forms can be found below.
For anyone without online access, please call us on 023 92 377514.
If possible, please continue to request repeat prescriptions via Patient Access (EMIS) if you are already registered, or the NHS App which you can self-verify for. Alternatively you can click this icon to detail the medications you need.
If you have not already nominated a pharmacy, you can do it here.
Please note the advice here on 'rescue' medication.
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
As you will know, the Covid vaccination programme is well underway at our new vaccination site, Portchester Community Centre.
We are currently working through the patient groups, as directed by NHS England. We will be in touch with you when it is your turn. We know that many of you are keen to be vaccinated as soon as possible, but we must ask everyone to be patient – we are not holding reserve stocks of the vaccine and so cannot simply add in extra appointments. Calling or messaging the practice will not get you an appointment more quickly, but it will take our staff away from their other work. Our staff have been proud to be part of a huge local effort to protect so many people, so quickly.
Please note that both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved by MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatry Agency) for vaccination. The MHRA states that "the benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19, with its associated risk of hospitalisation and death, far outweigh the risks of side effects. People should go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so"
The government has said that the vaccination process will be a marathon, not a sprint. It will take time to protect everybody, but we will be in touch with you all as soon as we possibly can. And while you wait for that invitation please remember to do the basics, to keep yourselves safe – wash your hands, cover your face, and give other people space.
This section includes advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.
In this section you will find also find self-help and support information for Covid-19, including links to local organisations for support during this time.
If you are concerned that you may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell you what you should do based on your particular circumstances.
These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19